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Center Police re-opening triple murder case

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CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

At the request of the district attorney's office, Center Police has re-opened a triple-murder case from 1997.

The move follows a judge's order agreeing that Kenneth Wayne Boyd's capital murder conviction be vacated.

Boyd was sentenced to life in prison in 1999, following the deaths of Percy Moore, Christy Calhoun and Brian Brooks.

Det. Joey Haley is leading the investigation and is asking anyone with information on the case to call him at 936-598-2788 or leave a tip at Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE or at www.centercrimestoppers.com.

The judge's order cites a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct including suppressed items of evidence and false testimony. These are some of the same issues that led to the appeals court throwing out the life conviction of Boyd's co-defendant, Rodney Moore.

Moore later pleaded guilty after a re-indictment and is serving a 20-year sentence on first-degree murder.

The murders occurred on April 22, 1997, at 1406 Union St.

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