What we know about the University of Texas stabbing suspect


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kendrex J. White, 21, is currently in custody accused of going on a deadly stabbing spree on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon.

This is what we know about White:

  • He is a junior at UT where he’s majoring in Biology.
  • His Facebook account shows he is from Killeen, where he graduated from Killeen High School in 2014.
  • Travis County records show he was arrested and charged with DWI on April 4, 2017. According to an arrest affidavit, White got into a crash when he failed to yield to the right of way when he turned at the corner of Whitis and Dean Keeton. When an officer spoke to White, he said he took two “happy pills,” which were listed as Zoloft.
  • UTPD says White was recently involuntarily committed in another city.

UT student Joshua Anderson had classes with White and says he is “very friendly and talkative.” Anderson says White had been missing classes lately and when he asked him about it last week, White said he had a few things going on his life and “that he had to put academics on the back burner for a bit.”

Police arresting Kendrex White at the University of Texas at Austin on May 1, 2017. (Courtesy: Ashvin Govil)

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