June 12, 2015
A 26-year-old man jailed last month in the stabbing of a woman at a group home now faces a murder charge because she has died.
Sarah Ann Champion, 47, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Champion was hospitalized May 10 after police responded to a report of a stabbing at a group home in the 5000 block of Norma Street.
Detective J.G. Kalbfleisch said Champion and the suspect, Shelby Lashard Williams, were residents of the home, which caters to mental-health clients.
An argument broke out while the two were doing chores, which apparently prompted Williams to stab Champion with a knife, he said.
Williams was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
With Champion’s death, Kalbfleisch said, he will pursue a murder charge.
Williams remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $20,000, according to online records.
Court records say state District Judge Scott Wisch has ordered Williams be examined to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.