Huntington murder suspect held without bond

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – The man charged in the brutal death of a Huntington man is being held in the Angelina County Jail without bond.

Thomas Fielder Jr., 39, was arrested in Quitman, Texas for the murder of Gary Defratus. He appeared in an Angelina County courtroom Wednesday morning and a judge appointed Jerry Whiteker to represent him.

Defratus was stabbed in the face and back multiple times before he died under his mother's carport last week.

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