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Stabbing Victim Feared Ex-Boyfriend Charged In Her Murder

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Thomas Jeremy Jones (Jail photo)

Thomas Jeremy Jones (Jail photo)

KILLEEN (February 24, 2014)—Killeen police Monday asked anyone who was at the IHOP restaurant at the time of the deadly stabbing on Sunday to contact investigators.

Detectives want to talk to all of the people who were in the restaurant when Kristen Nicole Farr was stabbed to death in the parking lot early Sunday, police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

“They realize there were several people who may have left before the detectives could speak to them and they just wanted to ask a couple of questions for their investigation,” she said.

Investigators are asking anyone who was at the restaurant between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday to contact Detective Uvalle at (254) 501-8854.



KILLEEN (February 24, 2014) Kirsten Nicole Farr, 21, of Killeen, who was stabbed repeatedly early Sunday in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant in Killeen, feared her former boyfriend, who’s charged in her death, and had taken out a protective order against him, an affidavit released Monday says.

Thomas Jeremy Jones, 31, is charged with murder in the deadly attack.

He was transferred Monday morning to the Bell County Jail where he was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bond.

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. Sunday 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 just before noon Sunday at a residence in Nolanville.

A funeral service for Farr will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Destiny Church on W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

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