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Katy 12-Year-Old Saves Great-Grandparents in Knife Attack

JANUARY 1, 2020


By Katrina Katsarelis

Lucian Johnston, 20, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault

A 12-year-old Katy boy is being called a hero after saving his great-grandparents from being killed at knifepoint by his 20-year-old half-brother.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the great-grandparents, ages 92 and 76, were in a car Sunday with Sacha and his half-brother Lucian Johnston. The great-grandparents were driving Johnston to his friend’s house when an argument ensued. The couple told Johnston he could no longer live with them due to his behavior and Johnston began stabbing them in the neck and head area with a pocketknife.

Sacha, who was in the back seat with Johnston, wrestled the knife away from his half-brother and threw it out the window. When the car came to a stop, Johnston fled the car and the family locked the doors. Sacha said he was head-butted and his finger was bent back while attempting to get the knife away from Johnston.

Authorities say Sacha’s great-grandparents drove themselves to the hospital, where they were treated for their wounds. They were released Monday night and are expected to make a full recovery.

“The real hero in this ordeal is a 12-year-old that was also in the back seat at the time of the brutal attack,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Great work by all, this very easily could’ve resulted in two murders.”

Lucian Johnston was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is undergoing mental health evaluations. His bond is set at $80,000.

The 92-year-old female and 76-year-old male live in the north area of Katy in the 77449 zip code.


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