A woman will not face charges for the death of her boyfriend in October at a home near Elgin.
A Travis County grand jury last week issued a no bill in the case of Lilah Moffett, 43, who shot and fatally wounded Billy Jack Hysinger, 34, on Oct. 16. Her attorney, Ben Florey, said Friday that his client had acted in defense of herself and her two sons in a violent fight instigated by Hysinger.
“We are very thankful to the Travis County sheriff’s office and the Travis County district attorney’s office for helping us verify the sequence of events that occurred that day,” Florey said.
Sheriff’s officials released little on the homicide investigation in October, saying only that the shooting was a culmination of disputes between the couple that had occurred for years.
Deputies first received reports of the incident about 1:15 p.m. at a home in the 8100 block of Sigrid Drive, about two miles south of U.S. 290 between Manor and Elgin, spokesman Roger Wade has said. Hysinger was pronounced dead from his injuries the next morning at University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Moffett was never arrested or charged in his death. Her attorney said she was badly beaten and bruised when she walked into the sheriff’s office shortly after the incident, telling deputies that she had shot Hysinger and that the gun was in her pocket.
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