Jacob Evans pleaded guilty today in 415th District Court in Weatherford to two counts of murder, and in the plea arrangement he received a prison sentence of 45 years.
Evans was accused of shooting to death his mother and a sister in their Annetta South home Oct. 4, 2012.
A letter at the hearing from his family indicated their support for the plea arrangement. It was read by defense attorney Mac Smith.
"We wish to close this chapter in our lives in order to continue healing as a family," it said. It was signed by Evans' father, sisters, grandparents, aunts and an uncle.
Evans was remanded to the custody of the Parker County Sheriff's Dept. for transfer to the state prison system.
Aledo catcher Connor Duer drove in four runs and starting hurler Cody Bradford pitched six solid innings as the pair led the Bearcats to a 5-1 victory over Granbury in a District 8-5A game Wednesday night at Granbury.
The win raises the Bearcats' 8-5A mark to 10-3 and clinches a playoff spot.
Aledo will conclude district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 1) at home against first-place Cleburne on Senior Night.
Duer drove in the Bearcats' first run in the first inning - driving in Wade Rayburn who reached on a double - but he saved his biggest hit for the seventh inning.
With the score deadlocked at 1-1 in the top of the seventh, the Bearcats loaded the bases courtesy of a base hit, walk and Granbury error.
Aledo quarterbacks coach Blake Christenson, left, and head coach Steve Wood, right, look on as quarterback Garrett Hyles looks down field to pass Wednesday morning during the Bearcats first spring football workout at Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats will practice again tomorrow morning and three times a week beginning next week leading up to the May 28 spring football game.
The Aledo Ladycats golf team is presented with their trophy for finishing in second place Tuesday at the Class 5A state golf tournament near Bastrop. The second-place finish was the highest ever for an Aledo girls golf team at the state tournament. Also, Cheyenne Knight, far left, won the individual state championship. Shown, from left, are Knight, Mary Katherine Ingram, Elizabeth Boll, Taylor Brookshire, Quincy Ballard and head coach Greg Nelson.
Aledo senior Cheyenne Knight shot a one-over-par 73 on Tuesday for a 36-hole total of 143 to win the girls' Class 5A individual championship by one stroke over Frisco Wakeland's Brielle Ward.
Aledo senior pitcher Isaac Hale is mobbed by teammates Shane Mosiello (17) and Hayden Struble (25) moments after throwing a no hitter in the Bearcats' 8-0 win over Burleson Saturday at the AHS baseball field.
Aledo senior Isaac Hale threw his first-ever high school no hitter to lead the Bearcats to an 8-0 victory over Burleson Saturday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
The win raises the Bearcats' district record to 9-3 and sets up a key league match up Tuesday at Granbury.
Hale allowed just three base runners - on a pair of walks and an error - and retired the side in order in five of seven innings, including the seventh where he recorded two of his nine stikeouts.
The 2015 undefeated District 8-5A champion Aledo Ladycats pose with their championship trophy moments after defeating Cleburne Saturday afternoon at the AHS softball field.
Aledo senior Riley Sartain's walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth inning was the final score that lifted the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a 10-0 victory over Cleburne Saturday afternoon in the District 8-5A finale on Senior Day at the AHS softball field.
The win - in a game called by the 10-run mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth inning - gives the Ladycats a 14-0 district mark.
The Ladycats will advance to the Class 5A playoffs and face Trimble Tech, the fourth-place team from District 7-5A.
Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued an order in the City of Willow Park’s favor April 21 in the civil case of Petty v. Willow Park. The order stated that all claims against the City of Willow Park and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall should be dismissed.
In September 2014 former city employee Lance Petty filed suit against the city, Mayor Richard Neverdousky and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall.
The court dismissed 10 of Petty’s 11 claims outright and made a partial dismissal of the remaining claim against Neverdousky for breach of contract.
“The city is thankful for all the hard work and consideration of the court. We are pleased with the court’s order and looking forward to resolving the final part of this lawsuit,” Shaffstall said in a statement.
Twenty-one Aledo High School track athletes, including four relay teams, qualified for the regional track meet Thursday night at the District 7-5A/8-5A area meet at Owl Stadium in Joshua.
The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the Class 5A, Region I meet in Lubbock.
The Ladycats 400-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Brittney Trought, Tysley Valencia and Kia Jordan finished in first place, while the AHS ladies 800-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Valencia, Peyton Lambert and Jordan placed second.
Although they placed second, the Bearcats' 1,600-meter relay team of Luke Bishop, Isaiah Mallory, Noah Collins and Ryan Heiss set a school record with a time of 3:24.6.
Writer/director/actor Bill McAdams, Jr. (left) and actor Ernie Hudson take questions from the audience followed by a screening of Gallows Road at the USA Film Festival in Dallas on Wednesday, April 22. Moderator for the discussion was actor Stephen Tobolowski (right).
Gallows Road was filmed in Aledo.
Aledo senior Ryan Heiss crosses the finish line first to help the Bearcats win the 4x400 relay last week at the District 8-5A meet. Heiss and several other AHS athletes will compete on Thursday on the final day of the area meet in hopes of qualifying for the regional meet. The second day of the area meet will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, with running finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top four finishers in each event will advance to the regional meet in Lubbock.
Aledo High School track athletes will compete Thursday on the final day of a Class 5A, Region I area track meet at Joshua High School with running finals capping off the two-day meet.