Ex-convict in custody after his 79-year-old mother found stabbed to death at Humble home

HUMBLE, Texas - An ex-convict with a long criminal history was out on parole for just a few months, but now he's back in custody and accused of being involved in the killing of his own mother.

Garry Jenkin's mom was found stabbed to death in her home near Humble Monday afternoon.  Homicide detectives immediately named Jenkins a person of interest, but he was nowhere to be found until Tuesday morning.

A cop spotted the 56-year-old at a bus stop in north Houston and immediately picked him up for violating his parole. Now he's charged with murder.

Ever since his release from prison, Jenkins had been living with his 79-year-old mother, Vertie Hamilton. Neighbors in the 7700 block of Audobon Forest checked on her often and hadn't seen or heard from her in recent days. Plus, she wasn't answering her phone or front door.

Law enforcement made the awful discovery around 4:30 Monday afternoon.

"There are cameras around, she does have a system installed," according to the Harris County Sheriff's office. "Hopefully that will give us some information on what time and manner on what happened."

Detectives still have several questions about Hamilton's gruesome death.  Sadly, most of them, are for her son.

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