2 teens had lived with Canyon Lake slaying victim

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Posted on January 7, 2014 at 8:32 PM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a teenager and his girlfriend charged with killing his grandfather attacked the Central Texas man after being kicked out of the victim's home.

The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/19PCy0K ) reports an arrest affidavit says 69-year-old James Spencer of Canyon Lake was beaten and stabbed on New Year's Day. The affidavit says 19-year-old Austin Byrom and 18-year-old Skyler Burghart at times lived with Spencer but he asked them to leave.

The Comal (KOH'-mal) County Sheriff's Office says the suspects were arrested Friday in Corpus Christi and charged with murder. They were transferred to the county jail in New Braunfels and were being held Tuesday on $500,000 bond apiece.

Spencer's vehicle was stolen following the attack. The car was recovered in Corpus Christi.

The sheriff's office Tuesday didn't immediately update the case.

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

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