Angelina Co. jury finds Lufkin woman not guilty of murder in stabbing death of husband

Angelina Co. jury finds Lufkin woman not guilty of murder in stabbing death of husband
Aspioun Jones (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Aspioun Jones (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County jury rendered a not guilty verdict in the trial of 24-year-old Aspion Le’Erica Jones, who was accused of stabbing and killing her husband Jarvos Durham in November 2013.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the jury came to the decision. Jones was found not guilty on the charge of murder, she was also found not guilty on the offense of manslaughter.

However, the jury could not reach a decision on the lesser charge of criminal negligent homicide, at this point she can only be retried by the DA on the charge.

The verdict was handed down after almost two days of deliberation which was held in Judge Barry Bryan’s 217th Judicial District Court.

The judge discharged the jury after the verdict was read. Durham sister Asian Humphrey said Just was not served.

"He isn't here and she gets to walk out in the free world," Humphrey said.

Durham's mother Princess Humphrey Jones, no relations to Aspion Jones, said her only son was taken away from her.

"I don't care if its my son, somebody else's son or child, if you take a life, you need to pay the consequences," Princess Humphrey Jones said.

The verdict was something the jury had struggled with. The state and defense attorneys closed around p.m. Tuesday, and the jury went into deliberation. It appeared at first that a verdict would be delivered soon after.

However, hour after hour passed and nothing happened. The jury went late into the night going over evidence and finally around 10 p.m. Tuesday, they decided to go home and rest. Around 9 a.m. Wednesday they re-convened.

Around 2 p.m. the jury then asked to re-review the video evidence, appearing that they were having a hard time coming to a decision.

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