Suspect accused of murdering 87-year-old woman in Texas turns himself in, police say

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Source: MEGA; Dallas police

Jul. 12 2021, Published 1:29 p.m. ET

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A man suspected of murdering an elderly woman in her Texas home has surrendered to authorities.

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Around 6:30 p.m. July 7, Anita Daniels Thompson, 87, was found dead from “homicidal violence” in her Dallas home, police said.

The day before her death, KXAS-TV reported, officers were called to the victim’s residence after someone broke a window and attempted to enter.

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Four days after Thompson’s death, police said they identified Andre Stefan Buggs, 58, as the suspect for the murder and considered him “armed and dangerous.”

On July 11, Buggs turned himself in. Police noted he and the victim knew each other but they did not disclose further details about the crime, according to KXAS-TV.

“Suspect Buggs was transported to the Homicide Unit, where detectives interviewed him,” law enforcement officials said. “The suspect invoked his right to an attorney, and he was transported to the Dallas County Jail where he was charged with murder.”

His bond was set at $550,000.

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