1 of 4 indicted in Zavalla couple's death ruled incompetent to stand trial

Paul Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
Paul Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)

WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) - One of four people accused of killing a Zavalla couple will not have to go to trial anytime soon after a judge has ruled him incompetent to stand trial.

Prosecuting attorney Dan Hunt said District Judge Jerome Owens made the ruling based off a doctor's evaluation, which states Paul Westfall was incompetent to the point where he can't assist his attorney for his own defense.

Westfall has been sent to a state mental hospital, where he will continue doctor evaluations until he's competent to stand trial or at least enter a plea.

On March 11, Tyler County deputies arrested Paul Westfall, Letha Westfall, Kristen Westfall, and Cameron Westfall near Mt. Carmel Church, where Nathan and Krystal Maddox were killed in a Jan. 18 shooting incident after a supervised visit with Nathan Maddox's 5-year-old daughter.

The Tyler County grand jury handed down indictments against the Westfalls. Kristen Westfall is Nathan Maddox's ex-wife, and Paul and Letha Westfall are her parents. Cameron Westfall is Kristen's brother.

All four of the Westfalls were each charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. Bail was set at $1 million for each person.

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