A 23-year-old Texan has been charged with the murder of a man he tortured by shoving push pins into the soles of his feet then stabbing him to death in an abandoned Houston apartment.
Richard Plata, 23, was arrested and charged with the murder of his friend Richard Davis on August 4, a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department told DailyMail.com.
Davis, 67, was found dead in the apartment at 6550 Hillcroft Avenue at around 5am on July 19 – the same complex where police uncovered another body in a dumpster last May.
Prosecutors say Davis was tied up by the 23-year-old, who then inserted push pins at the soles of his feet, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Police found blunt force trauma on Davis, including stab wounds.
Plata was arrested and his bond has been set at $1 million. He is set to appear in court on August 29th.