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