5 killed by Texas escapee died of gunshots and stab wounds | Local News

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CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas grandfather and his four grandsons killed by a prison escapee died of gunshots, gunshot wounds and stab wounds, according to a medical examiner’s report.

Convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a prison transport bus last month and is accused of killing Mark Collins, 66, and his four grandsons, aged 11 to 18, the authorities said. authorities.

Authorities believe Lopez attacked the family at their ranch near Centerville, about 185 miles south of Dallas, then stole their truck and drove it more than 200 miles before being shot by police.

A medical examiner’s report released Thursday by a Leon County justice of the peace said Collins and her 18-year-old grandson, Waylon Collins, died of gunshot wounds and punch injuries.

The three younger grandsons – Carson Collins, 16, Hudson Collins, 11, and Bryson Collins, 11 – died of gunshots and stab wounds.

Waylon, Carson and Hudson were brothers and Bryson was their cousin. A public funeral service for the family is scheduled for Saturday in Houston.

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