Suspect in Custody After Friday Morning Homicide in Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - A male is in custody after an early morning homicide in south Amarillo on Friday. 

According to the Amarillo Police Department, officers responded to a call at the 4400 block of Coulter about a suspect stabbing two victims. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Jude Edward Samora.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found a female victim who was pronounced dead at the scene, and a male victim who required medical attention. The male victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

It was reported to the officers that the suspect fled the scene. 

According to Cpl. Jeb Hilton, officers were quickly able to identify Samora. He was later stopped in Clayton, New Mexico. Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit had obtained a murder warrant for Samora while he was detained in Clayton. 

The murder victim was identified as Julianne Marie Samora, age 22. Special Crimes continues its investigation into this homicide and asks anyone with information about this case to call 378-9468.

According to jail records, Samora was booked yesterday after being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, and for cutting a corner and failing to signal for a lane change. He was released on bail. Samora was also previously indicted in May of 2017 for sexual assault. 

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