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Bail set for Lufkin man that stabbed his wife to death

Bail set for Lufkin man that stabbed his wife to death
Angelina County Jail

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:06pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:26pm

According to the Angelina County booking records, Richard Taylor's bail has been set at $1,250,000.

Taylor had previously stabbed his wife, Shirley Ann Taylor, 67, in their bedroom at her home on Kurth Drive.

Shirly later died in a local hospital Thursday night.

Investigators believe the victim's husband, Richard Wayne Taylor, 51, used a knife to stab her multiple times. Taylor's body has been sent for autopsy in Beaumont. There, the number and type of injuries, along with the cause of death will be determined. Results are not expected for several weeks.

Information collected during the initial investigation led officers to believe that Richard Taylor was headed to Corrigan, Texas. Corrigan officers found Taylor and took him into custody for a warrant obtained by the Lufkin Police Department for aggravated assault. He was booked into the Angelina County Jail.

Due to the victim's death, authorities will seek the dismissal of the aggravated assault warrant and request the issuance of a warrant for murder.

Law enforcement officials have also released an audio file of Kavonda Washington, Taylor's niece, calling dispatchers for help. You can listen to that audio in the above video.  

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