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Witnesses Say He Struck Another Man Across The Face With A Machete Multiple Times. Now, He's Charged With Murder.

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Source: Austin Police Department; MEGA

Apr. 22 2022, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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A man accused of fatally striking another man across the face multiple times with a machete in Texas was arrested April 20, according to a report.

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KXAN reported that the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Thomas Alejandro Gonzalez, 30, in southeast Austin. His arrest is in connection to the gruesome death of Lawrence Grayson, whose body was located in an open area of land near 1600 Stassney Lane on April 16.

According to an affidavit, Austin police were told of Grayson's death April 13, though it happened days before. A witness led police to the woods in an open area of land near a creek, where they found Grayson's body with 10 "chop force" injuries to the head, KXAN noted.

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An autopsy said the fatal injuries were consistent with machete strikes, KXAN reported. A witness said the attack was "completely unprovoked," adding that Gonzalez had previously "robbed and humiliated" another person.

Another witness told police the victim and Gonzalez had been in a fight the night before the alleged killing, the affidavit states. KXAN reported that Gonzalez “suddenly struck the victim across the face with a machete,” according to a witness.

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Gonzalez is being held in Travis County Jail.

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Source: Austin Police Department; MEGA
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