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Autopsy: Diboll crossbow death ruled suicide


A Diboll man intentionally shot and killed himself with a crossbow in November on his property, according to an autopsy.

Emergency personnel and deputies responded to the home after Anthony Jay Bennefield Sr., 48, had shot himself with a crossbow.

According to the autopsy, the arrow penetrated the left side of his chest. It was unclear at the time if Bennefield had shot himself intentionally.

An autopsy released Wednesday stated Bennefield's history indicates he shot himself.

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