Houston Capital Murder Suspect arrested in East Texas

(KHOU) - A man accused of robbing and killing an elderly Houston woman, then setting her house on fire has been arrested in Gladewater.

21-year-old Ethen Drake has been charged with capital murder.

He's accused of stealing drugs and cash, and then fatally stabbing his 72 year old neighbor, Caroline Stagner, and setting her house on fire on the morning of December 13, 2013.

The victim was discovered by firefighters.

Investigators say he also faces charges of stealing drugs and setting a house on fire in Gladewater.

 


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