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Son of elderly Central Texas couple found shot to death charged with capital murder

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 1:50 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 at 7:42 PM CDT
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BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - The 50-year-old son of an elderly Central Texas couple found shot to death in their rural home was jailed Thursday evening charged with capital murder.

Authorities late Thursday afternoon identified the victims as Floyd Williams, 80, and his wife Priscilla, 78.

Both were shot repeatedly.

Their son James Keith Williams was arrested at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He’s held in lieu of $2 million bond.

Deputies found the bodies after responding at around 3 p.m. Tuesday to a request for a welfare check at the home in the 8500 block of Campbell Hill Road.

“(An) initial check of the residence through unshaded windows allowed deputies on scene to see a person lying on the ground and unresponsive,” sheriff’s Lt. Bob Reinhard said Wednesday.

“Forced entry was made into the home where two people were found deceased,” he said.

A neighbor, Larry Spinn, said the couple’s dog, Hobo, often wandered over to his house and he typically returned the pet.

But over the last month, every time he returned the dog no one was home, the garage door was open and the couple’s red truck was gone.

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