The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has one in custody for the alleged capital murder of a pregnant woman, according to a release.
On the evening of Aug. 9, HCSO received a 911 call of a gunshot wound at a residence just north of Cumby. Deputies, Cumby Police, Emergency Medical Services, medical personnel from local fire departments, and criminal investigators responded to the scene, according to a release.
Law Enforcement arrived on scene and found Margret Ann Sanders suffered a gunshot wound to her torso. EMS provided medical care and air lifted the patient to a hospital for further treatment.
During the investigation law enforcement determined Jason Cory Sanders, 43,
a family member of the victim, allegedly shot the victim in the torso with a small caliber firearm during a domestic disturbance.
Jason Cory Sanders was taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence and tampering with physical evidence, according to HCSO
During the early morning hours Margaret Ann Sanders succumbed to her injuries sustained from the gunshot wound, HCSO stated.
Further, investigation revealed the victim is believed to have been pregnant, according to law enforcement.
Based on the evidence obtained in this ongoing investigation, law enforcement and Texas Rangers obtained an arrest warrant was obtained for capital murder.
Jason Cory Sanders was booked into the Hopkins County Jail without incident.