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Bell County elderly couple killed by son, investigators say

The victims have been identified as 80-year-old Floyd Williams and his wife, 78-year-old Priscilla Williams. 50-year-old James Keith Williams was taken into custody
Credit: Bell County Sheriff's Office

BELL COUNTY, Texas — Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies found two people dead at a home in the 8500 block of Campbell Hill Road in rural Bell County after family members could not get in contact with the people who lived at the home, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department. 

At 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, deputies did an initial check and saw a person lying on the floor unresponsive. Deputies forced entry into the home where the two people were found dead, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department. The victims have been identified as 80-year-old Floyd Williams and his wife, 78-year-old Priscilla Williams.  

Bell County Criminal Investigations Division and crime scene technicians were sent to the scene, along with Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman. An autopsy was ordered, according to the Bell County Sheriff's Department. 

Preliminary autopsy reports on both victims show the deaths were both homicides. Their injuries were consistent with multiple gunshot wounds.

Information found on scene by investigators led them to identify a suspect in this case, and at about 2:00 pm Wednesday afternoon, 50-year-old James Keith Williams was taken into custody by Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies without incident. James Keith Williams is the son of both victims.

Williams has been charged with Capital Murder of multiple persons and is being held in the Bell County Jail on a $2 million dollar bond.

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