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Man indicted on arson, murder charges in fatal fire

William Davenport William Davenport
ROBERTSON COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

A 45-year-old has been indicted in connection to a fatal fire that killed a mother and her daughter in January.

On Tuesday, a grand jury in Robertson County indicted William Davenport on two counts of arson, murder and aggravated assault in connection to the fire in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street on January 15.

The State Fire Marshal's Office ruled the fire was incendiary. 

The victims in that fire were 34-year-old Wanda Vinton and 15-year-old Cheyenne Vinton.

Police were called to Wanda Vinton’s house before the fire occurred for an incident involving Davenport. He had dated her prior January 15.

Firefighters said they had trouble getting into the home when they responded to the fire because of a padlock. 

Davenport was arrested in January 22 for the aggravated assault charges stemming from that incident. He had been at the Brazos County Jail since then when the grand jury indicted him on the additional charges.

He remains in jail on bonds totaling more than $1 million. 

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