Affidavit states fight started over text messages in Lufkin man's stabbing death

Aspioun Jones (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Aspioun Jones (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman accused of killing her husband by stabbing him in the chest with a steak knife made her first court appearance Tuesday morning.

Aspioun Jones, 23, arrived from the Angelina County Jail to District Judge Barry Bryan's in prison garb. Bryan appointed Lufkin attorney John Tunnel as her counsel.

Jones is accused of stabbing Javoras Durham, 26, at Pershing Place Apartments Monday morning.

According to the probable cause documents filed by Lufkin Police Department, Durham and Jones were arguing over several text messages in Jones' phone.

According to a witness who was in the apartment with the two at the time, the argument over the text messages got very heated. The witness said she overheard Jones tell Durham that she wanted to leave and that's when Durham stood in the doorway. After that, the witness said that Jones went to the kitchen and retrieved a knife.

The witness went on to tell detectives that she turned away for a second and when she turned back around, Durham was stabbed in the chest area. The witness then said that after stabbed, Durham punched Jones in the face. They continued saying that even after he was stabbed, Durham was still fighting and trying to gain control.

After questioning the witness, police then questioned Jones.  Jones confirmed with officers that the two were arguing over text messages. Jones told police while the two were arguing Durham began spitting in her face. Jones stated that after she told Durham she needed to leave that he pushed her down on the bed injuring her back. Jones said Durham then punched her in the face, knocking her down on the couch. Jones proceeded and said that Durham used his fingers to  and stuck them into her mouth.

According to Jones, she then entered the kitchen and grabbed a knife. Jones said she went back into the living room and Durham walked towards her scaring her. Jones said she then made slashing movements towards Durham and that she was not aiming for any particular area of his body and hit his chest.

Both the witness and Jones both told police that they tried CPR several minutes until authorities arrived.

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