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12/28/04-Rusk County

Elderly Man Found Dead In Home

A chilling discovery in Rusk County.  63-year old Weldon Vinson was found beaten and shot to death. Officials found Vinson in his home on County Road 102 in New London.

The murder happened Sunday afternoon. Charged with the murder are 17 year old Steven Torres and 17 year old Randy Richter. They're both in the Rusk County Jail tonight. Officials say the pair also stole Vinson's car, TV, stereo, and DVD player. Authorities say they are still looking for a motive to this gruesome crime.

"This was nothing that could be expected. This is not a learned behavior. It's a sudden trait. Best thing I can tell people is, know who you're letting in your home," says Lieutenant Ricky Alexander of the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.

Last night, another 17 year old was also arrested. He was released today and is now a material witness to the crime. All 3 were acquaintances of Vinson.

Reporting: Braid Sharp bsharp@kltv.com

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