UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested in connection to woman's murder

UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested in connection to woman's murder

Released by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department:

On June 29 about 4:30 p.m., detectives from the Mount Pleasant Police Department served an arrest warrant for the charge of Murder on Robert Boyler, 48, of Mount Pleasant, who was being held in the Titus County Jail on a Camp County warrant.  The murder warrant was secured after the investigation of the suspicious death on June 25 of Kathleen McNally, 42.  An autopsy performed in Dallas on Sunday, June 26, ruled her death a homicide and MPPD detectives have been working the case basically non-stop since then.

After talking to possible witnesses and/or persons with alleged information in the case, and consulting with the District Attorney's office, detectives were able to secure an arrest warrant for murder on Boyler this date (June 29).  If convicted, Boyler faces up to 99 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000.  He is currently in the Titus County Jail on the Camp County warrant and is awaiting arraignment on the arrest warrant for murder.

On June 25 about 11:45 p.m., MPPD officers were dispatched to an unattended death call at the apartments in the 400 block of Crooks Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive adult female lying on the floor.  The person was later identified as Kathleen McNally, 42, of Mount Pleasant.  EMS arrived on scene and it was determined that the person was deceased.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the death of McNally, Justice of the Peace Kay McNutt ordered an autopsy on the body.

Information gathered at the scene identified a male subject, who was not on location, who was alleged to have knowledge of the circumstances leading to the death of McNally.  Officers located the subject, Robert Boyler, at a residence in the 1300 block of N. Edwards.  He was detained for detectives and later arrested for an outstanding warrant from Camp County for Criminal Nonsupport/Child Support.

An autopsy was performed Sunday (June 26) at the Dallas Southwestern Institute of Forensics.  The preliminary report indicated that McNally's death is considered a homicide.  MPPD investigators worked the case through the weekend and all week resulting in the charge of murder again Boyler.  The investigation continues.

No further information at press release time.