Tyler County man gets life in prison for death of woman

Tyler County man gets life in prison for death of woman
The verdict comes with an automatic life sentence. (Source: Sheriff Bryan Weatherford)

WOODVILLE, Texas (KTRE) - A Tyler County jury has found a Hillister man guilty of capital murder in connection with the 2018 death of a woman. The verdict comes with an automatic life sentence.

Christopher Blake Paulette, 35, was arrested in December 2018.

Christopher Paulette (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Paulette (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office)

According to a press release that was posted on the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office page, an anonymous caller told a 911 dispatcher that a man was being held against his will at a home in Hillister, which is about eight miles south of Woodville. When TCSO deputies got to the house, they found a man with his hands tied.

While at the scene, the TCSO deputies located a second man, who was later identified as Paulette. Paulette was armed with a handgun, the press release stated.

Later, TCSO deputies obtained a search warrant for the home. Deputies and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents searched the residence and found a dead woman, later identified as Susan Morris, 64, of Onalaska, hidden inside the home.

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