- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been charged in the shooting deaths of his pregnant girlfriend and her new boyfriend who fathered her unborn child.

Lubbock County jail records show 53-year-old Mark Anthony Bethel of Lubbock was being held Thursday on two murder counts.

Online jail records don’t list an attorney to speak for Bethel, who was arrested Wednesday with bond at $400,000.

A warrant says the bodies of 35-year-old Jessica Payton and 37-year-old Shawn Summers were discovered Saturday. Her body was in a creek, wrapped in a comforter bound with a chain. Summers was dead in a burning vehicle.

The warrant says Payton was Bethel’s girlfriend and they lived together. Text messages indicated Payton and Summers were also in a relationship and he was the father of her unborn child.

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