Man charged with murder in connection to Abernathy house fire - FOX34 Lubbock

Man charged with murder in connection to Abernathy house fire

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Randy Downs Randy Downs
ABERNATHY, Texas -

A man has been charged with murder in connection to a house fire in Abernathy Saturday. 

Abernathy police found a woman's body inside a burned car near 7th and Ave. D. The body was later identified as Linda Downs. Police found her with a gunshot wound to the head and numerous stab wounds to the back and neck.  

Texas Rangers learned husband Randy Downs was evacuated from the home by first responders. Randy was attempting to kill himself, according to investigators. 

He was taken to Covenant Medical Center for a self-inflicted gunshot wound and later booked into the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office for murder.

 

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