Westfall son pleads guilty; expected to testify against family

Source: Tyler County Jail
Source: Tyler County Jail

WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) - A Colmesneil man has pleaded guilty to his role in connection to the shooting deaths of a Zavalla couple. A condition of the plea is that he will testify against his sister and parents who are charged with capital murder in the same deaths.

Also in court Thursday, the judge granted a change-of-venue for the sister's capital murder trial.

Nathan and Krystal Maddox were gunned down in the parking lot of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Tyler County on Jan. 18, 2014. They were shot following a supervised visitation with the 5-year-old daughter of Nathan Maddox.

Cameron Paul Westfall, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree tampering with evidence. The judge deferred finding of guilt contingent upon Westfall testifying against his family. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each charge.

Kristen Annette Westfall, 35, of Hutto, will have her trial in another county "in the interest of justice," according to district clerk records.

According to the grand jury indictment, Paul, Letha and Kristen Westfall shot the couple with a firearm. It states Cameron Westfall hid a shotgun, rifle, duct tape, shotgun shells, rifle cartridges and gloves during the sheriff's office's investigation into the deaths.

The arrests of the four came 52 days after the Maddox couple was killed. Kristen Westfall was the ex-wife of Nathan and Cameron Westfall is her brother. Paul and Letha were the maternal grandparents. The four were arrested just down the road from where the shooting happened.

The Texas Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case.

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