A homicide that occurred Sunday, March 12, 2006, had no suspect or person of interest. Jack Larue Hood Jr, born July 23, 1956 was murdered at his home on 4810 Trails End in San Marcos. Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges said David Paul Hicks, 32, turned himself in on Friday after confessing to the murder.”This is one of the rare cases where someone comes forward and does the right thing,” said Attorney David Sergi who is representing Hicks.
Sergi said he was contacted Wednesday, September 17, by Hicks. Sergi and Robert Updegrove are representing Hicks and were present during his confession.
“He had a sense of responsibility and remorse,” said Sergi. “The guilt was eating away at him and that’s why he decided to turn himself in. He accepted full responsibility” of the crime.
Sergi said he was not at liberty to discuss the details of the case, because there are so many components, including “mental health issues.” He said Hicks attained a head injury after falling on concrete that went untreated, and he added that Hicks had at one point been committed to the Austin State Hospital.
Bridges would not divulge any specifics of the case because he said there is an on-going investigation. Hicks is currently in the Hays County Jail with a murder charge, a first degree felony punishable by life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Justice of the Peace Joanne Prado has set bond at $500,000.
By ANDY SEVILLA