Benjamin David Elliott, 17, of Brown Meadow Court, Katy, Texas, United States said he woke up in the bedroom of his twin sister Megan Elliott and saw a knife in her neck sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m. on September 29, 2021. Upon realizing he was not dreaming, he removed the knife, turned on the light and used a pillow to put pressure on her wound, according to him.
Meghan was stabbed at least twice in her neck. Benjamin called 911 and dispatchers guided him on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her.
The twins’ parents were asleep at the time of the stabbing. They were heard yelling and crying in the background after Benjamin called out to them seven minutes into the 911 call.
At around 4:45 a.m., Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived and Meghan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her parents did not give investigators consent to process their home so processing the scene took longer than usual, WFAA has learned.
Benjamin was charged with first-degree murder and booked into the Harris County Jail in Houston, Harris County, Texas. His bond was set at $100,000 and he will be tried as an adult.
Screened by the mental health unit, Benjamin did not appear at his first court appearance. Both he and Meghan attended Cypress Park High School in Cypress, Harris County, Texas.
“I don’t ever remember going out on something like this,” Harris County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Thomas Gilliland told NBC News. “You have brother and sisters but twins have that bond so this is very different.”