Convict indicted in Bryan deaths of woman, father

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Associated Press

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A recently freed convicted robber has been indicted in the deaths of a Central Texas woman and her father whose bodies were found in her burned home.

A Brazos (BRAZ'-uhs) County grand jury on Thursday indicted 34-year-old Dennis Wayne Brown III on charges of capital murder, arson, burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Prison records show Brown was freed April 4 after serving 15 years for aggravated robbery.

The bodies of 32-year-old Noel Devin and 63-year-old Thomas "Mac" Devin were discovered April 7 by crews responding to a Bryan house fire. Investigators later determined the victims were stabbed.

Brown was arrested hours later at a Bryan motel where the woman's SUV was located.

Defense attorney Billy Carter says Brown, who remains in custody, has had mental health issues.

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