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Kingsland woman charged with murder in death of 23-year-old man

FROM STAFF REPORTS

KINGSLAND — Authorities have charged 46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston with murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Jose Mario Hernandez following a homicide investigation at a private residence in the River Oaks neighborhood, according to a statement by the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the statement, the Kingsland couple appeared to have been in a “relationship for two to three years.”

Authorities say they received a 911 call at 9:29 a.m. Aug. 26 at the residence in the 200 block of McGee Trail.

When they arrived, they found a “deceased male inside.”

Llano County sheriff's deputies investigate an alleged murder at a residence in the River Oaks neighborhood of Kingsland on Aug. 26. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton
Llano County sheriff’s deputies investigate an alleged murder at a residence in the River Oaks neighborhood of Kingsland on Aug. 26. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Results of an autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office are pending. The murder charge is a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison with a conviction. Preston remains in the Llano County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Check back with DailyTrib.com and tune in to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune for updates about the investigation.

editor@thepicayune.com

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KINGSLAND — Officials with the Llano County Sheriff’s Office say they are awaiting the results of an autopsy in a possible homicide investigation under way Aug. 26 in the River Oaks neighborhood.

Sheriff Bill Blackburn said he is not immediately releasing details about the incident but confirmed investigators are at the scene of a private residence in the Kingsland area.

A reporter with DailyTrib.com confirmed law enforcement agencies, including the Texas Department of Public Safety, at this hour are conducting an investigation in the 200 block of McGee Trail in Kingsland.

Blackburn said no search was under way for a person(s) who might be involved in the case and that “everybody is in custody.”

Check back with DailyTrib.com and tune in to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune for updates about the investigation.

editor@thepicayune.com

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