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$600,000 bond set for Orange man accused of murdering uncle

ORANGE - The Orange man accused of stabbing his uncle to death is now in the Orange County Jail on a $600,000 bond.

22-year-old Christopher Philmon was arrested in Houston Monday after police say he stabbed to death his uncle, 50-year-old Roy James Philmon, and then stole his victim's car, kidnapped his girlfriend and fled to Houston. Police say he confessed to his girlfriend that he stabbed his uncle, and his girlfriend told police after he let her go in Houston. He is now charged with murder and kidnapping.

Chris Philmon's family told 12News Monday he suffered from schizophrenia.

The suspect's mother, Lynette Philmon, said that the stabbing could have been the result of one of her son's schizophrenic episodes. She was on scene with other family members Monday morning. She is also the victim's sister. 

Police say the stabbing stemmed from an argument between Chris and Roy. 

Lynette says her son suffers from schizophrenia which causes him to hallucinate and at times cut his own wrists. 

On his facebook page. Chris last week posted that "One day I will eat human and finally find out if it really tastes like pork."

"They had a really good relationship so I don't know why he would hurt him, said Lynette. "But when he is in that state he hears voices and voices tell him stuff."
 
Lynette says she saw that Facebook post and didn't want to believe her son would say such a thing. She said her son was waiting on Social Security disability to help him afford proper medication.
 
Orange police found the body of 50-year-old Roy James Philmon stabbed to death in his house at 407 Bilbo in Orange. He was found just after midnight Monday morning.

Police say Christopher surrendered himself to authorities after he walked into a store on Hwy 290 in Houston and asked the clerk to call police.

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