Hi-Five singer Russell Neal charged with murder in wife's death

HOUSTON — Russell Neal, a singer in the 90s R&B group Hi-Five, has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was found dead Thursday in their west Houston apartment.

Houston police said 40-year-old Neal entered a Harris County Sheriff's Office station at about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday and stated his wife was dead inside their apartment located in the 3700 block of Tanglewilde. "The deputy contacted HFD, who forced entry into the apartment and found the woman deceased," said Sgt. Rhodes.

The victim, Catherine Martinez, 24, suffered multiple stab wounds as well as apparent blunt force trauma, investigators said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neal apparently told detectives that he and his wife had gotten into an argument, but then he refused to answer any more questions. Neal was taken into custody.


This fucking idiot. I swear, men and their anger-management issues. And not even six weeks after the Michael Jace incident.