Authorities: Rifle tied to couple's shooting found

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Associated Press

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 8:32 PM

KATY, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Fort Bend County say they've recovered a rifle that's connected to the shooting last week of a married couple at their upscale Katy home.

Sheriff's officials said a warrant was obtained Tuesday to search a vehicle that was being driven by 20-year-old Ryan Walton when he was arrested Saturday. They say a .22-caliber rifle was found inside. It will undergo ballistic testing.

Walton was driving his mother's vehicle when he was apprehended. Fifty-two-year-old Lynda Walton and 54-year-old Michael Walton were found dead Thursday.

Authorities say the younger Walton, one of four children, has admitted to investigators that he shot his parents. He was arrested in the Rosenberg area, about 20 miles south of Katy.

He's charged with two counts of murder and is being held without bond.

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