Navasota Man Charged With Wife's Murder

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

NAVASOTA - Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain is charging Autumn Armstrong's husband, Kelly, with her murder.

McLain said in a release Tuesday, more than 36 hours after Autumn was found dead in her home, that her husband Kelly Armstrong is being charged with first Degree Murder.

McLain's release also gave more details about the circumstances that lead to Autumn's death early Monday morning.

Officers responded to the Armstrong home in the 300 block of Judson Avenue at 3:15 a.m. Kelly Armstrong had called 911 and said his wife, Autumn, had been shot.

Police found Autumn dead on her bed, with a gun nearby. Officials say she bled to death after being shot once in the upper thigh. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Autumn's death a homicide.

Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain says the charges came after Navasota Police interviewed witnesses and neighbors.

"Between inconsistencies in what he said and the crime scene, I believe that it indicates that the shooting of the gun was intentional," said McLain. "He's charged with intentionally causing serious bodily injury and shooting a firearm and as a result causing someone's death, which is first degree-murder."

Kelly and their teenage son were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Kelly's attorney, Billy Carter, of Bryan, said he expects Kelly to turn himself in to the Grimes County Jail Wednesday by noon.

Investigators filed the affidavit for murder charges with Judge John LeFlore's office. LeFlore set Kelly's bond at $150,000.

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