Saturday brings another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Brazos Valley. During the afternoon hours, scattered areas of rain and storms could develop in the daytime heat (30%). A line of rain and thunderstorms will be possible between sunset and midnight -- moving in from the north & west. If these storms can reach the area, they could pose a localized flooding & damaging wind threat.
BELTON, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 shooting deaths of his mother and his stepfather at their Bell County home.
A jury in Belton on Wednesday convicted Darrell Wayne Parker of capital murder. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty so the 43-year-old Little River-Academy man received an automatic life prison term without possibility of parole.
The victims were 63-year-old Cathy Youngblood and her 62-year-old husband, Chuck Youngblood.
Parker earlier this week testified that he had a contentious relationship with his stepfather and the men argued before the Jan. 10, 2013, shootings. The bodies were found a few days later after a friend asked law officers to check on the Youngbloods.
Parker had the pair's vehicle when he was located.
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