orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

May 20, 2013

Jailed suspect in Texas double slaying kills self


Associated Press

SPICEWOOD, Texas — A suspect in a Central Texas double slaying has died after apparently hanging himself in his jail cell.

The Burnet (BER'-net) County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the inmate as Gregory Currie. Sheriff W.T. Smith says Currie apparently used part of a bedsheet to hang himself. Jailers found his body Saturday night.

Firefighters in Spicewood on Wednesday night discovered the bodies of Thomas Wells and his girlfriend Dorrina Reese in a burning home. Currie was arrested Thursday on a capital murder charge.

Two other suspects remained in custody Monday. Juston Curbow has been charged with capital murder. Melissa Frink faces a charge of tampering with evidence.

Investigators say the suspects knew the victims. Authorities haven't said how Wells and Reese died.

Spicewood is 55 miles northwest of Austin.