TEMPLE, TX — New details have emerged in the stabbing death of a 68-year-old Temple woman.
Christopher Romel Henry, 37, of Killeen was charged with capital murder in the death of Rose Davis.
Henry had a pending felony out of Travis county and was wearing an ankle monitor. Police were able to obtain records from Travis county that showed Henry was near the victim's apartment at the time she was stabbed.
The Temple Police Department said that Davis had died after being stabbed at The Bridge Apartments in Temple on June 18.
Officers responded to the call at about 9:45 p.m. to apartments located at 404 S. Fryers in reference to a stabbing.
At the location, officers observed an elderly female on the ground outside of the apartments with severe laceration injuries to her stomach and throat.
Police say Davis' hands were bound behind her back with duct tape and fabric. Duct tape had also been wrapped around her throat, according to the arrest affidavit.
While at the scene, Davis was able to communicate to officers that her son's girlfriend's ex-husband caused her injuries.
Davis was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple where she succumbed to her injuries.
Officers determined from the investigation that Davis' son's girlfriend's ex-husband was Christopher Romel Henry.
The ex-wife told police that Henry had been threatening Davis and her family.
According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses from the apartment complex stated they observed Davis with her hands bound behind her back, being forcibly escorted from her apartment by a man.
Witnesses also stated that Davis had called out for help and asked them to call the police.
Another witness observed the man stab Davis with a knife before leaving the location.
Through the investigation, officers determined Henry had a pending felony out of Travis county and that he was currently on an ankle monitor. Police were able to obtain records from Travis county that showed Henry was near the victim's apartment at the time she was stabbed.
A search was conducted of a car during the investigation and police located a set of keys that belonged to Davis.
Henry's bond is currently set at one million dollars.