A Stephenville man has been indicted in the March 12 slaying of a Brownwood business owner.
Rene Torres Pinon, 32, was living in Stephenville when Eddie Lopez, 45, was shot six times with a .40 caliber handgun as he sat in his automobile outside of Early Donuts, according to the Brownwood Bulletin.
The men were reportedly arguing over a woman.
While Pinon reportedly confessed to the crime hours after later, he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment but admitted he made a mistake, the Bulletin reported.
Pinon was arrested on March 12 after he reportedly walked into the Brown County Law Enforcement Center hours after the murder and turned himself in. A family member had reportedly called officials to report the killer's identity a short time before his arrest.
Pinon has remained in the Brown County Jail on a $500,000 bond although he did request that it be reduced on April 24. A judge in the 35th District Court denied the request.
The Bulletin reported testimony in the bond reduction hearing revealed Pinon was a longtime Brownwood resident who had been living in Stephenville with his girlfriend for about nine months prior to the murder.
The Bulletin reported the slaying was the first murder in Early in at least four years.