Man facing trial in deaths of 2 in Bryan dies in custody

Posted at 10:58 AM, May 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-19 12:44:13-04

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A convicted robber facing trial in the stabbing deaths of a Central Texas woman and her father has died in custody.

The Brazos County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Dennis Wayne Brown III was found unresponsive Monday in his solitary confinement jail cell. Efforts to revive Brown failed.

Sheriff Chris Kirk says there's no obvious cause of death. Autopsy results are pending.

Texas Rangers will help investigate Brown's death. He was charged with capital murder, arson, burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Brown was freed April 4, 2014, after serving 15 years for aggravated robbery.

The bodies of 32-year-old Noel Devin and 63-year-old Thomas "Mac" Devin were discovered three days later in her burned house in Bryan.

Brown was arrested at a motel where the woman's SUV was recovered.

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