State will not seek death penalty against double murder suspect

By James Walker
By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers The District Attorney’s Office confirmed they will not seek the death penalty for a suspect of a double homicide indicted earlier this month.Garrett James Ballard, 21, was indicted Thursday, Nov. 6 by a Burnet County Grand Jury on a charge of capital murder of multiple persons in relation to the deaths of Elijah Adam Benson, a 17-year-old Burnet High School student, and Travis Leslie Fox, a 26-year-old Burnet High School graduate, who were shot multiple times at Ballard’s residence in the 5800 block of CR 340 on the morning of Aug. 19. The indictment was filed in the 424th Judicial District Court, and was served on Thursday, Nov. 20.
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