Lufkin man indicted in brother's beating death
Lufkin, TX — A Lufkin man accused of beating his brother to death with a baseball bat earlier this year was indicted for murder by an Angelina County grand jury this week.
After hearing evidence against Gary Wayne Hodges, 52, the grand jury decided to formally charge him with first-degree murder. Hodges has been out of jail on a $200,000 bond since the April 29 incident in which he severely beat his brother, 46-year-old Kevin Hodges, in the head with a bat, according to county records.
Hodges was initially charged with aggravated assault, but the charge was upgraded to murder after his brother was taken off of life support at Nacogdoches Memorial Medical Center May 4, according to previous reports.
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