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Two Indicted In Beating Death Of Elderly Central Texas Man

A grand jury returned capital murder indictments Wednesday against two men charged in the beating death of an elderly Central Texas man.

Roy Lee Boykin (left) and Jimmie Smith, Jr. (Jail photos)

WACO (April 2, 2014) The McLennan County Grand Jury returned capital murder indictments Wednesday against Jimmie Smith, Jr., 58, and Roy Lee Boykin, 44, in the beating death of an elderly Chalk Bluff man in January.

Smith and Boykin remained jailed Wednesday evening in lieu of $1 million bonds.

Albert Kilgo, 75, was beaten to death on Jan. 7.

Kilgo was found partially wrapped in a blanket, lying in his blood-stained bed in his home.

An arrest warrant affidavit says Kilgo suffered such a severe beating that he was disfigured and that there were large blood stains on him, his clothing and on the bed.

"Kilgo also suffered injuries consistent with trying to defend himself," the affidavit said.

Investigators were able to establish that Boykin was at Kilgo's residence on Jan. 7 and that Kilgo had told him he was no longer welcome to stay at the home, the affidavit said.

Kilgo regularly opened his door to transients and homeless people, McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said.

The affidavit says Kilgo changed the locks on his home and removed all of Boykin's belongings.

Boykin was arrested within a few hours based on evidence found in the victim's vehicle and in the Bellmead Days Inn motel room where Boykin was staying.

Investigators, using a chemical test, discovered traces of blood in the bathtub of Boykin's motel room that otherwise were not visible to the naked eye.

They also found Kilgo's vehicle, inside of which they discovered bloodstained clothing that belonged to Boykin, as well as a pair of blood-stained boots that Boykin admitted were his, the affidavit says.

Smith was arrested about a week after Kilgo’s family members discovered the body after they went to the home in the 200 block of River Ridge Drive after not hearing from the man for some time.

Kilgo was related to Dub Kilgo, the former head coach of the McLennan Community College Baseball team.

His brother George Kilgo, is also a coach at La Vega ISD.

Grand jurors also returned an indictment Wednesday charging intoxication manslaughter against Robert Kenneth Peters in connection with a deadly accident in July 2013.

Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Peters on a warrant issued in connection with the July 11, 2013 death of James Dewey Eddins II, 22, of Lorena, who died after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Lorena.

The crash happened in the early afternoon between Woodlawn and Telephone Roads on the interstate and involved only one pick up truck, Wilson said.

Eddins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Peters, the driver, was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.


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