A 22-year-old man was arrested for capital murder in the death of Robin Bavousett, 50, who was found on the bathroom floor of her North Dallas apartment. The suspect, Ezekiel Cox of Henrico, Virginia, is being held on a $1 million bail.
Bavousett, who lived at the Windsong apartments on Vail Street between Frankford and Trinity Mills roads in Far North Dallas, was beaten and stabbed, and her property was stolen, including her 2012 red Chevy Sonic, a large-screen TV and other miscellaneous items.
On February 24, Dallas police officers responded to a call from a friend of Bavousett's, who went to her apartment because Bavousett missed a doctor's appointment earlier in the day. Her friend entered the unlocked apartment and found Bavousett on the bathroom floor. She suffered blunt force trauma to the head, and her throat had been cut.
Police located a witness in the building who saw Cox, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, coming out of Bavousett's apartment at around 4 pm. He carrying two laundry baskets full of her property out to her car, which he drove away.
The next day, on February 25, police responded to a 911 call about a man sleeping in a vehicle and found Bavousett's car parked at 9540 Lake June Rd. with Cox in the driver's seat, unconscious. He's being held at the Dallas County jail.
He has a series of previous arrests in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an arrest by the Collin County Sheriff's office in July 2014 for burglary, and another arrest in Collin County in November 2014 for assault. He was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Nashville, North Carolina, in January 2014.
Bavousett's survivors include her daughter, Libby, who's 19.