Woman Stabbed to Death in Irving Food Pantry

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Saturday, Dec 29, 2012  |  Updated 12:26 AM CDT
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Irving police have arrested the husband of a woman who was stabbed to death inside a food pantry in his wife's death.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

Irving police have arrested the husband of a woman who was stabbed to death inside a food pantry in his wife's death.

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Irving police say a 47-year-old man stabbed his wife to death inside a nonprofit agency on Friday morning.

Roy Lee Gooden is charged with murder and is being held in the Irving city jail.

Police said he stabbed his wife, Sharon Gooden, 55, inside Irving Cares, a nonprofit on South Nursery Drive.

Investigators said the couple came to the food pantry together, but Roy Gooden got angry for unknown reasons and started stabbing his wife.

A security guard detained Gooden until police arrived.

His wife died at a local hospital.

According to court records, Gooden is a convicted felon whose previous crimes include aggravated assault, burglary and driving while intoxicated.

Police said they have not yet identified a motive for the slaying.

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