Chilling details emerge in case of man TORTURED with pins before his blood-covered body was found

A MAN has been charged with murdering another man whom he allegedly tortured with pins before his bloody remains were found.

Richard Plata, 23, was arrested on August 4 in Texas after police said he tortured, Richard Davis, 67, by shoving push pins into the soles of his feet.

Richard Plata, 23, was arrested for allegedly torturing and murdering with push pins before reportedly stabbing him to death

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Richard Plata, 23, was arrested for allegedly torturing and murdering with push pins before reportedly stabbing him to deathCredit: Houston Police

Plata then allegedly stabbed Davis to death in an abandoned Houston apartment, said a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department.

Davis was found dead on July 19 in the apartment on Hillcroft Avenue, the same complex where police said another body was found in a dumpster last May.

Prosecutors said Plata tied Davis up and then inserted push pins in the soles of his feet before beating and stabbing him to death.

Plata’s bail is set at $1million and he is scheduled to appear in court on August 29.

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According to court records, Plata had already been out on bond for a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge.

The motive behind the crime, or if the two men even knew each other, has not been revealed by investigators.

About a year before Davis’ body was found, the body of Leondra Addis, 41, was found stabbed, wrapped in a tarp and dumped in the garbage in May 2021.

Police charged Walter Michael Oliver with her murder in August 2021. 

At the time, Oliver had already been in jail on an aggravated assault charge.

Richard Davis' body was found in an abandoned apartment at in a Houston-area complex

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Richard Davis’ body was found in an abandoned apartment at in a Houston-area complexCredit: Google

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