Two murder suspects have been arrested and they are now being detained at the Goliad County Jail

Two area men are in the Goliad County Jail, charged with capital murder in connection with the death of a Schroeder woman.

Goliad Sheriff’s Deputies booked Devon Keith Debord, a 22-year-old Lavaca County resident, and Christopher Allen Debord, a 24-year-old resident of Victoria County. The two men are reportedly cousins.

They are charged with the shooting death of Margaret Ellen Tucker, a 62-year-old resident of the Schroeder area of Goliad County.

Deputies found Tucker dead in her home last Sunday when she failed to respond to her mother’s attempts to rouse her. A subsequent autopsy revealed she had been shot with a small-caliber weapon.

Throughout the week, a team of Goliad County Sheriff’s Deputies, led by Sgt. Donna Starry, conducted an investigation into the woman’s death. Texas Ranger Drew Pilkington and investigators from the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

The investigation revealed that the suspects began their criminal activities in Victoria County by stealing a car and a firearm. Those items were recovered by Goliad County Deputies, and both have been linked to the death of Ms. Tucker.

The two men charged with murder by Goliad authorities have had their bonds set by Judge Moore at $250,000 each.

The information in this article is from a press release sent by the Goliad County Sheriffs Office.