Two Men Indicted for Murder of Navasota Business Owner

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Two men have been indicted by a Grimes County grand jury in the shooting and killing of a Navasota liquor store owner.

Don Stolz was murdered on July 17th 2009 during an alleged robbery.

Christopher Boulds, 26, and Joshua Dewayne Ragston, 20, both of Hempstead are charged with capital murder.

Boulds could face either the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted of the crime.

Ragston, who was 17 at the time of the murder, could only be sentenced to life in prison because of his age at the time of the crime.

Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain has not yet indicated whether he will seek the death penalty.

"This is a decision I take very seriously. It is a decision to take another person's life. It is also decision to commit tremendous resources and time for many years. It is the ultimate punishment with no room for errors. I will continue to discuss the case with my staff and the family of Don Stoltz. I will also have to pray and search my own soul to make sure I make the right decision" McLain said.

As of this time, no court dates have been set for Boulds or Ragston.

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