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Arrest made in Quitman double murder

Published: Sep. 28, 2008 at 4:26 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM CDT
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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