Murder Indictment Returned In Deadly IHOP Stabbing

A Central Texas man was indicted for murder Wednesday in a stabbing in the parking lot of a local IHOP restaurant that left his former girlfriend dead.

Thomas Jeremy Jones (Jail photo)

BELTON (May 7, 2014) The Bell County Grand Jury returned a murder indictment Wednesday against Thomas Jeremy Jones, 31, in the stabbing death of his former girlfriend.

Jones remained in the Bell County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bond.

Kirsten Nicole Farr, 21, of Killeen, died at a local hospital after she was stabbed repeatedly early in the morning of Feb. 23 in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant in Killeen.

She feared Jones and had taken out a protective order against him, an affidavit said.

Jones, according to the affidavit, was the father of Farr's 3-year-old child.

Officers responded to the stabbing at around 3:15 a.m. Feb. 23 at the restaurant in the 700 block of West Central Texas Expressway, where two witnesses including Farr's current boyfriend identified Jones as the attacker and told officers that Farr was "fearful" of Jones "and had advised that the suspect had threatened to kill her," according to the affidavit.

Farr, her boyfriend, and another woman were eating at the restaurant early Sunday when Farr told her companions Jones was outside the restaurant and that "he threatened her by making a gun motion with his hand and pointed it at her," the affidavit said.

Farr and her boyfriend left the restaurant and as they did, Jones confronted them, the affidavit said.

Farr got into the passenger side of her boyfriend's vehicle and then Jones "approached the victim and appeared to repeatedly punch the victim" with his hands, the affidavit said.

Jones fled on foot.

Farr was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where she was pronounced dead about 30 minutes after the attack.

Officers found the broken blade of the knife used in the attack inside of the vehicle, the affidavit said.

Jones was arrested later in the day at a residence in Nolanville.


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