- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BAIRD, Texas (AP) - A West Texas grand jury has returned a murder indictment against two suspects in the strangulation death of an off-duty Abilene police officer.

The Abilene Reporter-News (https://bit.ly/1Yv0Thk) reports the Callahan County grand jury returned the indictment Tuesday against Phillip and Violet Walter. Both are accused of strangling Officer Don Allen at Allen’s home in Clyde, 15 miles east of Abilene.

A police affidavit shows investigators believe the Walters met Allen Aug. 31 in response to Allen’s Craigslist posting. Allen’s body was found with his hands and feet bound, and items were missing from his home. The affidavit did not detail the contents of Allen’s Craigslist ad.

The Walters remain in Taylor County Jail in Abilene with bonds set at $500,000 each.


Information from: Abilene Reporter-News, https://www.reporternews.com

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