BRYAN, Texas A woman charged in the brutal stabbing death of a 54-year-old Bryan man is claiming she acted in self defense.
Inez Busby was arrested Thursday for the murder of Raymond Lockett. Investigators said it was inconsistencies in Busby's explanation of what happened that helped lead them to an arrest.
The stabbing happened Saturday afternoon, March 1, at a home on Jaguar near West Villa Maria.
Busby told police she'd been renting a room from Lockett for about three weeks when they got into an argument. Busby said they'd known each other for about seven years.
According to the six-page probable cause statement, Busby told investigators she'd been living in Somerville with her fiance until he died of a heart attack in December. She said she needed a place to live, so she contacted Lockett and worked out an agreement to pay him $10 a day to live in his apartment.
Busby said they'd been arguing for several days, and on the day of the murder, she was packing her belongings so she could leave town when Lockett got angry and threw a box at her.
She said the box missed, but Lockett charged her while she was standing in the kitchen with utensils in her hand. Busby said she turned around and that "he must have impaled himself on a butter knife."
Locket said "ouch," and fell to the floor, Busby told police.
Investigators said this scenario was unlikely because Busby was considerably shorter than Lockett.
When police questioned her a second time, they said she changed her story.
According to the statement, Busby said Lockett grabbed her throat after he threw the box, and she may have swung the knife around. She also told police she'd grabbed a towel to put pressure on the wound, but no bloody towel was found, and investigators said, there was very little blood on her hands.
When questioned a third time, investigators said "eventually, she admitted she lied to us."
She told investigators that Lockett grabbed her throat and she slashed at him several times to get him off.
Busby has been booked into the Brazos County Jail on $100,000 bond.