Killeen: Man Sentenced For 2012 Murder

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

KILLEEN (February 18, 2014) A Killeen man was sentenced to two life terms Tuesday after he earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in 2012 on Quarry Road, outside Killeen.

Carl Anthony Talton was sentenced to life in prison on a murder charge and life in prison on an aggravated robbery charge that prosecutors say was related to the murder.

Assistant Bell County District Attorney Nelson Burns said 27th District Judge John Gauntt ordered Talton's sentences to run concurrently and Burns said Talton will be eligible for parole in 2042.

Talton pleaded guilty to the August 2012 murder of Shenetria Norwood, who was reported missing in early August 2012 by her family.

Norwood's body was found lying alongside Quarry Road on September 21, 2012.

She was not positively identified until a week later.

Pernall Thomas, also of Killeen, is a co-defendant in the case but he has not yet been to court, Burns said.

Thomas remains in custody in the Bell County Jail where he was ordered held on a $500,000 bond charged with aggravated robbery.

Detectives found some of the missing woman's possessions in several areas of Killeen and then on Sept. 21, 2012, they and forensic specialists from the Baylor University Anthropology Department recovered the remains off Quarry Road.

The remains were sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, which confirmed the identity through dental records.

Burns said Norwood was shot to death.

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