A Harris County man has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence after he confessed to killing his mother and dismembering her body, according to a report by KPRC.
According to KPRC, bond for 36-year-old Robert Barnes was set at $650,000— $500,000 for the murder charge and $150,000 for tampering with evidence—in probable cause court on Friday.
Barnes confessed to shooting his mother, 72-year-old Lucila Barnes, multiple times before dismembering her body and placing it inside a crate he made a month prior, KPRC reported.
Authorities said told KPRC that they found Lucila Barnes’ body on Thursday at a residence in Cypress, located in northwest Harris County.
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Source: NBC DFW