Police arrest man in connection with North Austin homicide

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

AUSTIN -- Police have filed charges in connection with a fatal shooting in North Austin back in June.

According to an arrest affidavit, Thomas Trent Atkinson, Jr., 35, has been charged with murder, a first degree felony.

Atkinson is accused of killing 42-year-old Alejandro Hernandez, who was found dead in his pickup truck on June 9 on Lola Lane near Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 183. According to police, Atkinson's DNA matched strains found on a cigarette butt in the truck.

A witness told police that Atkinson's girlfriend worked as a prostitute, and that she told him Atkinson was upset because Hernandez would not let her out of his vehicle.

Atkinson is in the Travis County Jail with a bond of $75,000.
 

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