Authorities confirm ETX woman stabbed by husband dies in hospital; 911 tape released

Lufkin Police Department

POSTED: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:13am

UPDATED: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 2:13pm

Authorities have confirmed an East Texas woman who was stabbed Thursday died later that day in a local hospital.

According to the Lufkin Police Department, Shirley Ann Taylor, 67, was attacked at around 1:15 p.m. in a bedroom at her home on 910 Kurth Drive.

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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