Murder Charges Filed

A Nacogdoches County man will be charged with two counts of murder rather than capital murder as originally planned. The decision to change the charge was made early Wednesday morning right before John Deason's arraignment. Deason is in jail for Tuesday's murders of Max Wayne "Sonny" Hart and his son, Clint, near Garrison.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said he and District Attorney Stephenie Stephens chose the murder charges knowing they can be increased following the Grand Jury's review. No bond has been set on Deason pending a district court hearing.