It's been almost 10 months since the crime. Jason Payne was arrested for two counts of murder. His wife 35 year old Nichole Payne, and his stepson 16 year old Austin Taylor Wages were found dead in their Wood County home last December. More >>
A mystery over what went on in an East Texas home. A mother and son are dead, and authorities and friends have more questions than answers. More >>
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
Jason Payne, currently serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and stepson, will stand trial again for the killings. The court says that though the evidence in the case was legally sufficient to support Payne's conviction, the case is remanded for a new trial because the 12th Court of Appeals erred in admitting certain statements during the trial, stating they were inadmissible hearsay.
The State Court of Criminal Appeals said that those statements were likely harmful, so they have granted a new trial.