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Family of Four Arrested in Connection with Couple’s Shooting Death

Posted on 3/13/2014 by with 0 comments

An East Texas woman, her brother and her parents are charged with carrying out a scheme to kill the woman’s ex-husband and new wife as both sides were embroiled in a custody dispute over a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies in Tyler County arrested four people Tuesday night in the parking lot of the church where Nathan and Krystal Maddox were gunned down in January after visiting the girl.

Nathan Maddox’s ex-wife Kristen Westfall, 29; her 17-year-old brother, Cameron; and her parents, 54-year-old Letha and 56-year-old Paul Westfall, all were indicted on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. They were held Wednesday on $1 million bond each. Christine R. Brown-Zeto, an attorney for Kristen Westfall, did not immediately return a phone message.

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