Frankston man charged in shooting death of brother-in-law

FRANKSTON - A Frankston man is in jail charged with murder following a domestic argument that ended in the death of a family member late Tuesday evening.

According to a police report posted on the Henderson County Sheriff's Facebook page, police responded to a shooting around 9 p.m. Tuesday night in Poynor. Upon arrival, they found a 47-year-old Michael Barton dead from gunshot wounds.

Upon further investigation, police arrested Barton's brother-in-law, 44-year-old Travis Hollis Taylor on a murder charge in connection with Barton's death. Taylor allegedly used a shotgun to kill Barton.

“This was a disagreement that got tragically out of hand,” Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said. “Thankfully, no one else was hurt and the violence was contained.”

Taylor is currently in the Henderson County Jail.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers with the investigation.

Henderson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Milton Adams ordered Barton's body to be taken to Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. 

(© 2016 KYTX)


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