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Pay;ne quilty - gets life without parole

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Payne guilty - gets life without parole
On January 28th, a Wood County jury of seven women and five men found Jason Thad Payne guilty of Capital Murder.
The jury, after hearing hours of testimony, delivered their verdict after five hours of deliberation.
Judge Tim Boswell of the 402nd Judicial District immediately assessed punishment of life without parole.
On the morning of December 11th, 2007, Payne, 40, of Quitman, killed his wife, Nicole, of seven years and his 16-year-old stepson, Austin Taylor Wages, in a brutal double-murder shooting in their bedrooms at their home just north of Quitman on Hwy 37.
The case was prepared for prosecution by Deputy Miles Tucker of the Wood County Sheriff's Office, Philip Kemp of the Texas Rangers and Jerry Hirsch. Members of the victims' families thanked these officers at the conclusion of the lengthy trial.
The prosecution was led by Jim Wheeler and Henry Whitley for the Wood County Criminal District Attorney's Office.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:31