Indicted: Abilene man admits to binding and gagging roommate, beating him to death

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man who admitted to binding and gagging his roommate before beating him to death has been indicted.

A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted Larry DeWayne White, 50, on a 1st Degree Felony murder charge on Thursday in connection to the death of Kenneth Wayne Williams, who was killed in April of 2017. 

Court documents say officers arrived on scene at White's and Williams' home on the 2100 block of Jeanette Street and found Williams deceased. 

White was later identified as a suspect and when questioned about the death, the court documents state he waived his rights and confessed to the crime, saying he choked Williams out then taped him up, used cables to restrain him, and forced something into this mouth. 

White told detectives he did this because he lost his temper over people taking things from him and his home. according to the documents, which state White continued to choke and hit Williams, then shoved his head into the wall or the floor.

After Williams was deceased, White contacted a neighbor and told her to call 9-1-1. 

Abilene police officers arrested White following his confession and he's remained in the Taylor County Jail ever since on a $50,000 bond. 


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