Text messages sent in the wee hours of the morning may have led Leander resident Timothy Washington to stab his wife multiple times early on Sunday, an arrest affidavit said.
Leander police arrested the 48-year-old Washington early Sunday morning after he stabbed his 31-year-old wife, Aubrey Washington, 16 times in her head, neck and chest, according to the affidavit filed at the Williamson County Courthouse.
Aubrey was airlifted to University Medical Center at Brackenridge, where she was in critical condition. As of Monday afternoon, she was listed in stable condition.
Timothy Washington was taken to the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown. He faces first degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence and could face life in prison. He has a previous conviction of family violence in 2000. Minton said this is the first time Leander police have responded to this residence.