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Woman pulled over in Bruceville-Eddy confesses to killing elderly couple found dead in Plano home

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 13:35:28-05

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, TX — The arrest of two women led to the discovery of two elderly people dead in their home in Plano. Cynthia Wingate, 29, and Carmen Moreno,23, were charged with capital murder on Thursday.

The two women were arrested in Bruceville-Eddy after police discovered knives and meth in one vehicle and after one of the women exited her vehicle with blood on her jacket.

Court documents just released reveal that Moreno has confessed to killing the elderly couple after she says, Jimmy Farris, 72, asked her to take a shower with him, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Wingate is being held on bonds totaling $862,500 , and Moreno is being held on bonds totaling to $872,500.

The two victims were identified as 71-year-old Theresa Coomes and 72-year-old Jimmy Farris. Both are from Plano.

The Plano Police Department said they are investigating their deaths as a homicide, and they believe the two women arrested in McLennan County are associated with their deaths.

Deputies with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said they pulled over a vehicle on Sunday night on I-35 in the Bruceville-Eddy area. When deputies pulled over one vehicle, they discovered two knives and documents that belonged to two elderly Plano residents. Deputies also found meth in the vehicle.

The deputy believed something was wrong, so he held the vehicle and contacted Plano police. He asked them to conduct a welfare check.

While they were searching the first vehicle, a second vehicle pulled up. A woman got out of the car covered in blood.

Deputies realized both of the vehicles were registered to the elderly people in Plano. Plano police got back to the deputy to inform him the couple was found dead in their home in the 2300 block of Pebble Vale Dr.

Wingate and Moreno were arrested without incident. They are both also charged with meth possession, fraud and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

WFAA reported that Wingate and Moreno knew each other and were friends, but Moreno cut ties with Wingate due to her drug use. They also said Wingate knew the victims.

However, when the two were booked into jail, Cynthia Wingate listed Moreno as her wife, according to jail records obtained by the Dallas Morning News.