Central Texas man arrested in wife's beating death

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Associated Press

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:32 AM

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — Officials say a Central Texas man has been arrested in the beating death of his common-law wife.

The Kerr County Sheriff's Office says deputies called to the Kerr County home on Christmas Eve found 75-year-old Vivian Niemeyer dead. Officials say she "had been severely beaten and was partially clothed."

Officials say her common-law husband, 65-year-old Ervin Dean Lucky, was arrested.

He was being held Thursday in the Kerr County Jail on one count of murder. Bail is set at $250,000. Jail records did not list an attorney.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1kJDvtA ) reports that according to county records, this was the third time Lucky was arrested this year. He was accused in March of assaulting a family member and causing bodily injury. In January, he was accused of public intoxication.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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