Murder-Suicide in Tira Community

Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies, the SWAT team, and other law enforcement responded to a call in the Tira, TX Community where a murder, suicide took place Thursday evening.

William Benefield, 70, contacted an individual regarding Benefield’s wife. The individual went to the home where they found Teresa Benefield, 61, dead. The individual called the Sheriff’s office.

Law enforcement set up a perimeter around the home and began seeking to have Benefield exit the house. Later in the evening, they heard a single gun shot. Entering the residence, they found Benefield had taken his own life.

Author: Staff Reporter

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