On July 30, 2023, at about 11:00 p.m., the Dallas Police and the Assaults Unit responded to the 1700 block of Bannock Avenue.
The preliminary investigation determined the victim, 58-year-old Horace Anne Andrews got into an argument with the suspect, Billy Wayne Council. During the fight, Council poured a flammable liquid on Andrews, lit her on fire, then sped away from the scene. Andrews was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Council was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault – Serious Bodily Injury.
On September 30, 2023, Andrews died from her injuries. The charge against Council has been upgraded to Murder. Council remains in the Dallas County Jail.
This case is documented under case number 137483-2023