Navasota Man Charged with Wife's Murder; First- Degree Murder Charges Filed

NAVASOTA- A Navasota man is expected to turn himself into authorities Wednesday afternoon after being charged with the first-degree murder of his wife.

Kelly Armstrong is wanted for the shooting death of his wife Autumn late Sunday night or early Monday morning at their home. Investigators say 40 year old Autumn Armstrong was found dead in couple's bedroom at the home they shared near the 300 block of Judson Avenue.

Kelly is said to have called 911 saying his wife was shot. Police arrived at the home and found a gun next to Autumn's body. Officials say she suffered a gunshot to the upper thigh and bled to death. Kelly and the couple's teenage son were reportedly home at the time of the shooting.

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. "The way he's charged, 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."

Investigators have filed the affidavit for murder charges with Judge John LeFlore's office and bond has been set at $150,000 dollars.

A memorial fund for the Armstrong children has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. You can help by stopping by a Wells Fargo branch and mentioning the " Autumn Armstrong Memorial Fund".


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