A man has been found guilty in the 2016 stabbing death of a woman who was found facedown in her Baytown apartment.
Last week, a Harris County jury found Byron Collins guilty of capital murder and sentenced him to life without parole.
On Mother’s Day of 2016, Nataliya Shal, 50, was found dead, and according to court records, Collins had tried to sexually assault Shal before the deadly stabbing.
Police found Shal only after her husband, David Englerth, who is a truck driver and was out of town, called them asking that they check on her. He wasn’t able to reach her by phone.
Officers reportedly saw her body through a window when they arrived.
Police released a sketch of a suspect, and months went by before they took Collins into custody.