Two other suspects arrested in connection with the Baytown grandmother’s murder were lured outside the home on March 8

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two other people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 55-year-old woman who police say was lured outside her Baytown home by a man dressed as a woman in March.

On March 8, Baytown Police said a man rang the doorbell at Roxann Inniss, pretending he had just stolen her car, and asking Inniss to come outside and check for damage.

According to records, Inniss was caught on doorbell footage walking outside her home with the man holding her phone. About a minute later, a single shot is heard on the doorbell camera audio.

Baytown Police released footage of the man dressed up in lipstick, wig and smocks, asking for the public’s help. Tipsters led police to Damere Ferguson, 18, who was arrested for murder in March.

According to records, Ferguson told police he paid $200 to drive to Inniss’s house and ring the doorbell to lure her outside, and later offered $10,000 not to go to the police.

However, Ferguson later told police he was not the shooter. According to records, he said the shooter was a man he knew as “Mister”.

Almost three months after the murder, police have now arrested two more men, including the shooter, whom they believe to be “Mister”.

Records show that Leland Williams was arrested on May 25 and charged with the murder of Inniss. On May 14, a third man, Allex Washington, was arrested for evidence tampering. Police accuse Washington of helping Williams cover up the murder by cleaning the car they were in.

While Inniss’s family are relieved to hear that police have made two more arrests, they are left with so many questions and will not have closure until then.

“Why, why, why? What did she do?” asked Ashley Green, her niece.

Green said her aunt is one of five children, a mother of four and a grandmother of seven. Her life revolved around her family. They all try to fathom why the person they knew as a loving, quiet family woman should be the target of such horrors.

“She didn’t live like that,” Green said. “When she wasn’t with her family, she was with her grandchildren or at work.”

Inniss’ mother, Grace Alleyne Russell, has not been able to sleep since her daughter’s death.

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“It’s hard. It’s hard,” Alleyne Russell said. “I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.”

The family said all they could do is pray until they get the answers they are desperate for.

“I hope it ends soon, it’s not easy,” said Alleyne Russel.

The family set up GoFundMe to help the children they are leaving behind.

Ferguson, who was arrested in Ohio back in March, remains behind bars on $850,000 bail for murder and $500,000 bail for evidence tampering.

Williams is behind bars with bail being temporarily denied. His murder charge is due Tuesday.

Washington posted his combined $22,500 for evidence tampering and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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