Arrest made in Quitman double murder

Jason Payne
Jason Payne

Jason Payne, 38, of Quitman, is now charged with the murders of his wife, Nichole Payne, 35, and 16-year-old stepson, Austin Taylor Wages.

In December, it was reported Payne actually dialed 9-1-1 after discovering the bodies inside his Quitman home.  The victims were in separate rooms with gunshot wounds.

At the time, authorities had not ruled Payne a suspect.  His bonds are now set at $100,000 for each murder.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com