Man Charged with Murder for Two Deaths in Killing Spree

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN — A man accused of fatally shooting six people in a cross-country rampage this summer has been indicted on a charge of capital murder.

Monday's indictment against Paul Devoe, 44, lists the death of two of the four people he's accused of killing at a Central Texas home in August.

The case qualifies for the death penalty because the indictment accuses Devoe of multiple killings. Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle has not said whether he will seek Devoe's execution.

Devoe is accused of killing six people in Texas and Pennsylvania. Among them were his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend and three others at a home in Jonestown, near Austin. All four were shot in the head.

Travis County prosecutor Dayna Blazey said Devoe was only indicted on two of the four Jonestown killings to give prosecutors a second chance to charge Devoe if he is acquitted in the first case.

Devoe is also accused of killing a bartender in Marble Falls before the quadruple slaying, and then fatally shooting a woman in Greencastle, Pa., and stealing her car as he fled from Texas to New York. He was arrested in New York after U.S. marshals tracked him to a friend's house on eastern Long Island.

A Burnet County grand jury indicted Devoe on a charge of murder earlier this month in the Marble Falls case.

Devoe is being held in the Travis County Jail. He has said he didn't remember shooting five of the six victims and that he was haunted by screams. His lawyers couldn't be reached for comment.


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