Memorial Fund Established For Children Of Murdered Navasota Woman

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NAVASOTA – A memorial fund has been established for the children of a Navasota woman who police say was murdered by her husband.

Kelly Armstrong surrendered at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, turning himself in at the Grimes County Jail. He’s charged with first degree murder in the death of Autumn Armstrong.

Police say Kelly called 911 around 3:15 a.m. Monday and said his wife had been shot at their home on Judson Avenue. When police arrived minutes later, she was lying on her bed, with a gun near her body, according to Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain.

An autopsy showed Autumn bled to death after she was shot once in the upper thigh. Police believe Kelly shot her. He and the couple’s teenage son were both in the home.

The couple also has a daughter who attends the University of Texas.

The Bryan High Class of '92 has established a memorial fund in their classmate’s honor. Donations can be made to the "Autumn Armstrong Memorial Fund" at any Wells Fargo location.

A spokesperson said, “We as a whole (Class of '92) are saddened by this tragedy. She will be truly missed! Our prayers and condolences go out to her family.”

Classmate Jennifer Toler added, "Autumn was always happy and smiling. She kept everyone around her laughing. We had a blast at our 20 yr class reunion and I'm so glad I got to share it with her. She definitely will be missed! My condolences go out to her family!"