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Officials: Man's self-defense claims unfounded in deadly shooting of stepfather

Fabian Miranda told authorities he shot Jose Moncivais in self-defense, but the evidence didn't support his claim and he has been charged with murder.
Credit: Liberty County SO

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder after authorities said he shot his stepfather to death late Monday night.

Around midnight, Liberty County authorities received a call from a woman saying her son shot her husband to death.

When deputies arrived at the home on County Road 685 in south Liberty County, they found 42-year-old Jose Jesus Moncivais dead. He was shot in the head.

Investigators questioned Moncivais' 22-year-old stepson, Fabian Makell Miranda, who also lives at the residence.

Miranda told authorities that he shot his stepfather in order to stop him from beating his mother. Investigators said evidence at the scene didn't support Miranda's story.

Miranda was charged with murder and placed in the Liberty County Jail.

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