Friday, May 8, 2009

Sinton Priest Stabbed Several Times

This happened this morning about 30 miles from Corpus Christi.

Please pray for Father Shaji......

>>>>>>>>KRIS. TV
SINTON - Reverend Shaji F. Varghese, 42, Administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Sinton, was stabbed several times around 8:00 a.m. Friday morning.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, right after the priest finished serving mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
There were no witnesses.
Meanwhile, a suspect has been arrested.
Father Shaji, as he is called by parishioners, was going to leave church after mass when he was stabbed.
He made his way to the rectory and knocked on the window asking for help.
Another priest who was staying there called 911.
Father Varghese was Halo-flighted to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery. He remains in critical condition.
Parishioners describe him as a kind man who is quiet. They told 6 News he is originally from India.
Meanwhile, investigators are searching for clues. Officers told KRIS 6 News the suspect, David A. Rodriguez, 39, fled the scene after the stabbing but was arrested a short time later at a house in San Patricio County.
Police have charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with a bond set at $250,000. Also, they charged him with tampering with evidence, with a bond set at $100,000.
There is still no word on a motive for the attack. <<<<<

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