UPDATE: Suspect in O’Brien’s fatal stabbing admits to pulling knife

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UPDATE: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:15 a.m.

Police said a third suspect in a fatal stabbing at a Wichita Falls bar in December has admitted to pulling a knife during a fight in the parking lot.

James “Hollywood” Henderson, Jr., 50, was arrested Thursday afternoon at another Wichita Falls bar and charged with murder.

Henderson’s bond is set at $1 million.

Evan Aleman died from stab wounds suffered in a brawl outside O’Brien’s Sports Pub on December 28, 2020.

The affidavit states police interviewed customers in the bar that night and they identified Henderson as one of the people involved in the fight that killed Aleman and injured others.

Police said they saw Henderson kicking and stomping Aleman and other victims, and saw him pass a knife to another person when police arrived.

Detectives interviewed Henderson on Wednesday and said he admitted joining the fight and that he pulled a knife on another person but did not know he stabbed anyone because he was intoxicated.

Police also said Henderson admitted to passing off the knife.

According to authorities, employees previously were able to identify customers who stood by, others who tried to break up the fight and one who took part in the fight.

Henderson’s previous arrests include aggravated assault at a bar stabbing in 2016, but court records do not show a conviction.

Also arrested and charged with murder was Jorge Soto, 38, whose bond is set at $1 million.

Rosendo Espino, Jr. was also arrested in connection to the stabbing, and his bond is also set at $1 million.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls man was booked into jail today, Jan. 14, on a charge of murder.

The jail log shows James “Hollywood” Henderson Jr. was charged for a murder that occurred on Dec. 28, but the arrest affidavit has not yet been filed.

That was the date Evan Aleman died from stab wounds suffered in a fight at O’Brien’s sports pub early in the morning.

Also arrested and charged with murder was Jorge Soto, 38.

His bond is set at $1 million.

Rosendo Espino Jr. was arrested earlier also. His bond is also $1 million.

According to authorities, an employee escorted Aleman outside after a disturbance and Espino reportedly followed him.

Espino first denied being at the bar, but police officers said he had blood on his clothes when they found him walking out of a nearby field.

Espino later admitted to following Aleman outside to fight, but denied stabbing him.

Witnesses and surveillance video show several people possibly involved in the fight outside the bar.

Henderson’s recommended bond is $1 million.

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