A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front has reached the Brazos Valley, and will continue to push south through the early evening hours. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and 10am Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
A shooting 14 months ago that left a local mother of two dead has landed the shooter a probation sentence.
Kenneth Connor, 23, will spend the next ten years on probation after a guilty plea for criminally negligent homicide. He faces prison time if he violates the terms.
On New Year's Day 2012, Connor, Whitney Paskey-Pullen and Colin McHenry were at an apartment on Cain Road in College Station when a gun Connor was allegedly waving around went off, striking Paskey-Pullen, 21, in the head and killing her.
Connor had been in the Brazos County jail since the day after the shooting on more than $100,000 bond awaiting trial.
Connor and McHenry had reportedly each dated Paskey-Pullen. McHenry had been arrested a week before the shooting for allegedly assaulting Paskey-Pullen.
Both Connor and McHenry have prior drug-related arrests, and authorities believe the trio was smoking marijuana before the shooting.
McHenry, 24, faces trial on May 14 for a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was jailed two days after the shooting on a drug possession charge, and has been behind bars since his January 21, 2012 arrest on the firearm charge and others. Bond is set at $56,000 total.
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