Woman told 911 operator she shot husband after taking gun away from him
July 12, 2013, 11:00 am by James Walker
Trichele Allen was heard on a 911 recording made on the night of July 1 telling a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher she shot her husband with a pistol she took away from him after he pointed it at her and began moving toward her.
The recording was played during a probable cause hearing in 424th District Judge Dan Mills’ courtroom Friday and Allen could be heard telling the dispatcher she shot her husband, 39-year-old Brian Dean Allen, "three or four times.”
The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. at the Allens’ home at 1400 CR 320 near Bertram and Brian Allen was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Trichele Allen was arrested at the scene and is charged with murder and being held in the Burnet County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Later in the hearing prosecutors introduced as evidence transcripts of several phone text message between Trichele Allen and a friend between 5 p.m. and 5:30 the day of the shooting in which she talked about killing her husband, burying his body in a pigpen and covering the area with concrete.
Allen added the familiar texting acronym "LOL,” for "Laugh Out Loud,” after some of the texts.
After the 911 recording was played and the text messages submitted as evidence, Mills ruled that there was probable cause that a crime had been committed and it is reasonable to believe Trichele Allen committed it.
Defense attorney Eddie Shell originally had asked for a hearing to request that Allen be released on bond but withdrew the request at the conclusion of the probable cause hearing.
For the complete story, see Tuesday’s Highlander and Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin and Llano County Journal.
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