Posted by Ellen Krafve - email
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The man accused of shooting his Nacogdoches wife to death through her kitchen window while cooking for her two small children was indicted Friday for first-degree murder.
Also, the three men accused in connection with the death of SFA student Charles Frazar were indicted for murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Nacogdoches District Attorney Nicole LoStracco said in a press release there was no way to bring the charge of capital murder against Barnhill.
"The fact that an offense appears to have been pre-meditated, as many have asked, is not one of the factors that elevate a murder to a Capital case," the press release stated. "The desire to bring a charge of Capital Murder to the Grand Jury because of the heinous nature of a crime cannot overcome the fact that such a prosecution is not allowed under the Texas Penal Code."