HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – The man who stabbed his wife to death with a screwdriver and a fire poker did so because she was cheating on him according to prosecutors. Those details were revealed in court on Monday morning according to the Houston Chronicle.
Rene Jaime, 52, who has been charged with murder in his wife’s death was in handcuffs, wearing a jail issued orange jumpsuit when he appeared in court.
Prosecutors said Jaime returned from a European trip last week and attacked his wife while their two sons, ages 13 and 15, were in the house.
According to the Chronicle, Jaime returned home from a trip to Europe and then attacked his wife while their boys were still in the house. When deputies arrived they found the body of Mary Jaime, 52, with a fire poker still in her neck. She’d been stabbed multiple times. According to the report prosecutors revealed that Jaime called 9-1-1 after killing his wife and then told his boy’s that their mother had been cheating on him, and provided them with a digital record of what he claims was proof of her infidelity.
The murder happened at the family’s home in the 22400 block of Coriander Drive last Thursday night.
According to the Katy Independent School District the couple’s oldest son attended Katy High School and their youngest son attended West Memorial Junior High School. WMJH is only a short distance from the Jaime’s home. The boys no longer live in Katy. They are now living with their grandparents.
According to the published report Jamie declined a court appointed attorney and will use his individual retirement account with $150,000 to hire an attorney. Jaime remains at the Harris County Jail.