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Suspect arrested after stabbing multiple people at religious gathering

A Corpus Christi church is still reeling after four church members were stabbed Wednesday night during a gathering at their pastor's home in the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive.

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A Corpus Christi church is still reeling after four church members were stabbed Wednesday night during a gathering at their pastor's home in the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive.

It happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Kingdom Acts Ministries International Pastor Janson Abraham.

According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, there were as many as 20 people inside the home when 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, believed to have been a longtime member of the church, began stabbing parishioners.

"The officers went inside. They found a total of four people had been stabbed, two of them very seriously, and then two of them with minor injuries," CCPD Lt. John Hooper said. "And the offender, he was identified as Marco Antonio Moreno, 28 years old. A Corpus Christi resident. A member of that congregation."

61-year-old Frank Castillo was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his wounds. A 54-year-old man was also stabbed and as of Thursday evening, was listed in critical condition at Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital.

Two other men, said be 35 and 40 years of age, suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Police said they had not trouble arresting Moreno.

"Witnesses inside the house had already taken the knife away from him and they gave the knife to the police officers," Hooper said. "The offender was arrested and transported to the Nueces County Jail."

Police said they still do not know what prompted the attack, but they are continuing to investigate.

Moreno is being held in the Nueces County Jail on a $1.4 million bond for one charge of murder and three charges of aggravated assault.