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No Bond Reduction for Husband Accused of Killing Wife

A Bryan man accused of fatally shooting his wife remained jailed Friday after a judge refused to lower his bond.

Judge J.D. Langley denied a bond reduction for 53-year-old Bobbie Ray Tates. His bond remains at $80,000.

Tates is accused of shooting his wife, Carolyn Tates, 51, on August 25. She died two months later as a result of her injuries. According to police, the couple was celebrating their anniversary at their home on Trant Street when Tates shot his wife and fled the scene.

Bobbie Tates was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and bond was set at $150,000. The offense was later upgraded to murder following the death of his wife.


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