Documents: Marijuana Led to Murder Involving McMurry Football Players

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Court documents claim marijuana was at the center of a murder that led to the arrest of three McMurry University football players last week. 

The Fort Worth Star Telegram obtained arrest warrant affidavits for Broderick Early Ross, Ryan Tyrell McBeth, and Dontrell Lamond Dock on Thursday that state the trio went to an apartment on East Robert Street in Fort Worth to steal marijuana from Chris-Dion Russell, 29.

Russell was shot and killed during the robbery on January 11, 2017. The newspaper report says the affidavits reveal Dock and Ross have both identified McBeth as the shooter. 

All three men have been arrested and charged with Capital Murder in connection to Russell's death. 

The newspaper reports a fourth suspect only identified as "Little Haiti" was involved in the murder as well but has not been arrested. 

Dock, Ross, and McBeth are all members of McMurry University's football team.

The school released the following statement regarding the arrests last week: 

McMurry University is aware of a reported incident involving three of its students and is cooperating with authorities. As the incident involves students' person educational records, we are not at liberty to discuss the matter further.

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