Former Tyler area teen killed in Cen-Tex double homicide

Former Tyler area teen killed in Cen-Tex double homicide
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POSTED: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:04pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:52pm

A former East Texas teenager was killed Tuesday in a Central Texas double homicide.

According to KXAN, Garrett James Ballard, 21, was charged with murdering Elijah Adam Benson, 17, and Travis Leslie Fox, 26, while the three were under the influence of LSD. Benson was a Tyler area student before moving and attending Burnet High School.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Ballard used a .223 rifle to kill them. He is also the son of Burnet County Precinct 3 Constable Jimmy Ballard.

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