Man Beaten to Death in San Antonio Amtrak Station

The 21-year-old alleged killer, Michael Joseph Fobbs, reportedly said, “I feel like killing someone” as he beat his 56-year-old victim to death, authorities say.

Michael Joseph Fobbs 

Bexar County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office

“I feel like killing someone.”

That is what 21-year-old Michael Joseph Fobbs allegedly said as he paused, only for a minute, in his brutal beating of a 56-year-old Texas man in a San Antonio Amtrak station, reports.

With those words, he continued the fatal barrage with his fists in front of a crowd at the station. According to the news site, the unsuspecting victim was sitting by himself when Fobbs came up to him and started beating him.

Amtrak security tried to aid the victim, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, but it was too late.

Fobbs was arrested and charged with murder in the Thursday attack. He was being held on a $150,000 bond, reports.


The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.