Arrest Made For Caldwell Retired City Worker’s Murder

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email
More Video...

A Caldwell man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a retired Caldwell city worker.

Police say Bennie King, 63, was found dead inside his home yesterday afternoon by someone else that lived inside of the home.

Family members tell us he lived at home with his wife.

King's son says he worked as a maintenance man for the City of Caldwell before he retired. King was a father of four, and neighbors describe him as a talkative and friendly guy.

Nortorris LaMonte Deere, 37, from Caldwell was questioned Friday night by police and later charged with the crime. He is currently being held in the Burleson County Jail on $500,000 bond.

King's body was sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office. Autopsy results are still pending.

The Caldwell Police Department, the Burleson County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Rangers, and Department of Public Safety responded to the scene.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213712561 -
Gray Television, Inc.