A Texas lady is accused of killing her estranged husband, and police say it occurred after she spotted him in his girlfriend’s new vehicle.
ABC 13 reports that 68-year-old Carolyn Court is handling a felony murder charge in connection with the loss of Houston business owner, Ray Court. According to police, Carolyn Court shot and murdered her estranged husband on Sunday, at a residence off of Barons Bridge Drive in northwest Harris County.
Court papers state that the victim drove over to the suspect’s house to pick up some of his belongings on Sunday morning.
They had plans to go to lunch later, but when Ray arrived driving his girlfriend’s vehicle, Carolyn Court allegedly became infuriated, sparking a deadly fight.
Soon after the incident, the suspect reportedly told officials that she tried to slap the victim as he walked into her house. She said the guy grabbed her wrists to prevent the attack. Later, he walked to the restroom. That’s when Carolyn grabbed a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber.
“She admitted cocking the hammer and aiming the gun at Mr. (Ray) Court and demanding answers to the topics she was asking, at which time the gun was discharged, the defendant admitted to having a bad temper,” the prosecutor told.
Carolyn Court has since been freed from jail on a $150,000 bail. As she left a Harris County jail on Monday night, she told ABC13 that the shooting was a mishap.
According to KHOU 11, Court is now challenging mental illness as her defense.
Ray held the “Gourmet Foods of Houston” company and caused deliveries throughout South Texas. According to court records, Carolyn and Ray co-owned the company, but those close to the pair said that Ray was the one who managed the business.
“Ray was recognized for high-quality meats, steaks, basically any kind of meat you needed,” John Linscomb, who had known Ray for 15 years, told KHOU. “It’s two minutes of business, two hours of discussion, it’s just the way Ray was.”
Carolyn is recorded for her next court hearing on Wednesday