Kristen Westfall begins life sentence after jury convicts her of capital murder

A jury in Bryan has found Kristen Westfall guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of her ex-husband and his wife outside a Colmesneil church in 2014. Westfall begins serving a life sentence without parole.

According to KTRE, the jury deliberated about eight hours before returning with the verdict.

The jury convicted Westfall of killing Nathan Maddox, her ex-husband, and Krystal Maddox, his wife. The shootings took place January 18, 2014 outside the church during a supervised visit involving Nathan Maddox and his daughter. Kristen Westfall had custody of the child.

Her mother, father and brother are also implicated in the case.

Westfall's mother, Letha, accepted a plea bargain in May. A judge sentenced her to life. She is eligible for parole after she serves 30 years.

Her brother, Cameron, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence. They are 3rd Degree Felonies. He could face up to 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine for each count. The finding was deferred and linked to his testimony against his family. Westfall’s father, Paul, is awaiting trial.

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