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GUILTY Tx - Kathy Blair, 53, Sidney, 85, & Billie Shelton, 83, Murdered, Austin, Dec 2014

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/...t-austin-homicide-victim/njNLW/#__federated=1

    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/loca...uspicious-death-in-northwest-austin/20034623/

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/27579497/students-friends-remember-murdered-choir-director

     
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    I searched the net today but found NO current news on this sad case. I wasn't aware of it until my sister emailed me this afternoon (personal connections to the victim's father).

    LE has indicated that Kathy's murderer was likely known to her, so my first thought was an ex - married or not. Her two surnames mentioned in articles are NOT her maiden name, btw and afaik.

    Then I read the article that mentioned reports of the man in his 20s at the scene, pacing nervously and with blood on his pants. Perhaps a former student?

    Saddening that her son reportedly was the relative who found her body.

    I feel that this case will be solved and surely hope so, asap.

    Meanwhile, this post is a somewhat of a BUMP.

    ~jmo~
     
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    So I'm guessing Blood On His Pants Guy is in some sort of custody or another -- perhaps commitment to a mental institution by family with the means to pull strings till a plea at trial time and a bargained sentence? We'll see. A damned shame, whatever the case. Rest in peace Kathy Blair.
     
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    One would think/hope something would have been done with him, but the article fails to say more (surprised, not).

    Yes indeed, a shame.

    I echo your RIP (and thank you for responding).
     
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    I think it's possible that was the family member that found her since there hasn't been anything else in the news about this person. Local news broadcasts have said law enforcement is asking the public for any leads and there are no suspects. Would the family member have been asked to wait outside while the authorities inspected the crime scene?
     
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    Two arrested in death of Austin choir director
    http://kxan.com/2015/01/10/man-charged-with-capital-murder-in-death-of-austin-choir-teacher/
     
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    An absolute shame - truly.

    I can't imagine something like this happening to my choir director - or anyone I sing with :no: You become like a second family when you lift your voices and make joyful noise together. This woman appeared to not only lead her choir but teach as well. Now she has been silenced forever. :rose

    My condolences to her family and those who love and miss her. I have a feeling it will take a tremendous amount of time for this community to recover from her loss - if they ever do.

    :(



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    Neighbors Recording Leads to Arrest in Choir Teacher Murder
    http://www.keyetv.com/news/features...eads-arrests-choir-teacher-murder-23427.shtml

    If there was no sign of forced entry and Kathy didn't wake up until Gant-Benalcazar was in her bedroom, it does sound like Parlin might have had a key from his previous service calls for her landlord. He did provide the transportation.
     
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    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    Thank you for the additional information which explains what role Parlin had in her murder and what charges he could be facing. Most of all, however, a huge 'thank you' to the neighbor for having the thermal imaging cameras installed!
     
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    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/loca...ct-to-arrests-in-kathy-blair-murder/21579989/

     
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    http://www.khou.com/story/news/crim...-suspected-in-austin-womans-slaying/21661819/

     
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    KXAN video
    After teacher killed, parents keep choir singing
    http://youtu.be/3Efr0M1GKiY
    Classes resumed this week from the semester break. Her friend and colleague says most of the students returned but a few or couple couldn't without Kathy. Also, near the end of the video, KXAN states APD disclosed today that their Public Information Officer goofed in saying there was no public threat when there really was, while this case was under investigation.

    ETA: print article of same. http://kxan.com/2015/01/12/after-teacher-killed-parents-keep-choir-singing/
     
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    These same suspects are now POI in the murder of the elderly couple not far from Kathy Blair's home.

    Acevedo: 2 suspects identified in Brentwood murders
    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/loca...-update-on-brentwood-couples-deaths/22212817/
    KVUE's FB post of same article - https://www.facebook.com/KVUEinsider/posts/10153122973901178
    All the words we can't put here are there in comments.
     
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    Son testifies about discovering body of choir director Kathy Blair

     
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