Kilgore man accused of trying to kill father, himself pleads guilty to aggravated kidnapping

Kilgore man accused of trying to kill father, himself pleads guilty to aggravated kidnapping
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:54am

A Kilgore man pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated kidnapping after being accused of trying to kill his father and himself in May.

A charge of attempted murder was dismissed in 51-year-old William Emmett Lawson’s case in lieu of the plea agreement reached Monday. A jury will begin hearing testimony and evidence Tuesday morning for a punishment phase.

Kilgore police and firefighters answered a suspicious vehicle call in early May and found two men locked inside a pickup with a spewing propane tank. One of them was unconscious, and the other threatened to ignite a lighter and blow up everyone in the vicinity. 

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