(Orange, Texas)

Local News

July 19, 2013

Man arrested for murder of step-father during birthday celebration


Robert Wyatt Walter, 21, was arrested for the murder of John W. Lee Jr., 38, on Thursday.

Officers from the Orange Police Department were called to disturbance 10:30 p.m. at 570 Lilac in Orange. Lee was found unconscious in the yard with injuries to the face and head. 

Witnesses at the scene told officers Lee was assaulted by his step-son, Walter, who had already fled from the scene according to a press release from the Orange Police Department.

Several persons were at the residence celebrating Lee’s birthday.

Lee was transported to the emergency room of Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital-Orange by Acadian Ambulance Service and  pronounced dead at the emergency room.

Officers located Walter, the step-son, on Gunstream Lane in Orange, where he was taken into custody.

Walter has been arraigned and bond has been set at $250,000 and he is currently in the Orange County Correctional Facility.

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