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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Five years or 50? Jury deliberates Tarr’s punishment

A jury retired behind closed doors late this morning to decide the punishment for Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr, a lifelong Hays County resident convicted last week of murder and intoxication manslaughter in a fatal 2014 car wreck.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Testimony wraps up in Tarr murder, intoxication manslaughter trial

Jason Tarr’s defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday, seven days into the prominent real estate broker’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in fatal stabbing east of Kyle

UPDATED 8:38 p.m. SEPT 29 | Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If deal sticks, Granados to get 30 years for brutal San Marcos murder

Accused of savagely beating Mary Katherine “Katie” Mayfield in an attack last April that put her in a coma and then the grave, 23-year-old Jaime Beltran Granados appears likely to serve 30 years in prison after pleading...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Buda teen surrenders in fatal Kyle stabbing

A Buda man charged with killing 20-year-old Ulisis Garcia of Kyle turned himself in to the Travis County jail on Tuesday. | WITH VIDEO

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Stabbing at Kyle party kills one, injures two

Three people were stabbed, one of them fatally, when a fight broke out early Sunday during a party in the Sunset Acres neighborhood east of Kyle.

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

San Marcos native dies; her accused tormenter charged with murder (video)

A woman who police say was found unconscious and lying next to a garbage Dumpster in Kyle, has died as result of the injuries she sustained during an alleged aggravated robbery-turned-murder.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Police find murder victim’s truck

The San Marcos Police Department has recovered the truck belonging to murder victim Frank Urrutia, whose body was found on Friday under a bridge.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Luling man gets 25 years in San Marcos murder

A 21-year-old Luling man pled guilty last week to the murder of a San Marcos man and will serve 25 years in prison as part of a plea deal, officials say.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Authorities charge three with murder, seek a fourth

Authorities have arrested three suspects -- and are looking for a fourth -- in the murder of Walter Capello, 35, of Lockhart whose body was found in the bed of a pickup truck during a traffic stop...

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