TCU student arrested for tampering with evidence in Pickens' death investigation

TCU student arrested for tampering with evidence in Pickens' death investigation

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Brennan Trainor Rodriguez

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Posted on March 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

FORT WORTH -- The Tarrant County Jail confirmed to WFAA Monday that a 21-year-old was arrested for evidence tampering in the investigation of the death of Ty Pickens, the grandson of billionaire oil magnate T. Boone Pickens.

Brennan Trainor Rodriguez is charged with tampering with evidence. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

Thomas Boone Pickens IV, known as Ty, was a student at Texas Christian University at the time of his death in January. He was 21.

Rodriguez is also a TCU student.

"It is difficult to hear about this development, as the TCU community is still mourning Ty’s death," said TCU spokeswoman Lisa Albert in a statement. "Because this is a police investigation, all we can do is verify that he is a TCU student. As in all such cases, he has been suspended from the University pending a hearing through the University’s disciplinary process."

Rodriguez's next court appearance is scheduled for March 26.

Police said the death remains under investigation, but no more arrests are expected at this time.

 

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