Lufkin murder suspect re-arrested after judge revokes bond

Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A district judge has revoked bond for a Lufkin murder suspect who the prosecution accused of violating the conditions of the bond.

Kendall Jo Thompson, 20, was sent back to the Angelina County Jail after the hearing.

District Judge Barry Bryan revoked the bond, pending word from Thompson's probation officer, who was not available Monday.

Records showed Thompson had left the house to go to different businesses around town, which she is not allowed to do without permission, as a condition of her $100,000 bond.

Thompson and her then-boyfriend Elton Leroyce Gibson Jr., 20, are accused in the shooting death of Joseph Cooper, 63, in Jan. 2010.

Thompson's attorney, Al Charanza, filed a motion to dismiss the case against Thompson, citing her being denied a speedy trial. Prosecutor Katrina Carswell said the state is just waiting on forensic evidence from labs before starting the trial.

Bryan asked Charanza if the wait was affecting Thompson negatively and Charanza explained it was costing her $330 per month to use the GPS bracelet.

It was also revealed through court testimony that Thompson is pregnant, though she did not know yet how far along she was.

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