Steven Christopher Willis, 23: The Girlfriend Who Said He Accidentally Stabbed Himself Faces Murder Charges; Bayou Body Count No. 167

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Angel Rankin: Wanted for murder after story fails to hold up.
When the story of Steven Christopher Willis's September 16 death first came out, we noted it raised a few questions.

His girlfriend, Angel Lee Rankin, 34, said she had called Willis to come help her with her stalled car. They had to use a paring knife to open the damaged hood, and Rankin said Willis accidentally and fatally stabbed himself in the chest while trying to do it.

Today Houston police announced murder charges have been filed against Rankin and she is on the run. "Further investigation," they say, pointed to her as a suspect, HPD says.

Anyone with information on Rankin's whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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