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Travis County: Austin attorney went shopping with accused killer before being fatally stabbed

from Downtown Austin Patch

A man described as a transient has been arrested in the death of a local attorney who was found dead at his home with obvious trauma, officials confirmed. Justin Nickolas Twyne, 24, was arrested in New Orleans for the stabbing death of James Short, 74, Travis County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kristen Dark told Patch. Short was found stabbed to death in his southwest Travis County home on April 7 along the 8000 block of Rockwood Circle.

The two men had exchanged text messages and had gone shopping together at an area Wal-Mart before Short's death, Dark said during a telephone interview. A previously released surveillance camera image of Twyne as police sought him was derived from that shopping excursion, Dark added. more

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