New Details Released in Dual-Murder Cases in Lubbock County
New details have been released by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office concerning two murders on Halloween night. The murders are related.
During the overnight hours on Wednesday, 53 year old Mark Anthony Bethel was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.
The murder victims have now been identified as a 37 year-old man, Shawn Dehn Summers, and 35 year-old Jessica Ann Payton.
Payton’s body was found by authorities near CR 3600 and East CR 7300.
Meanwhile, Summers’ body was found in a burned vehicle on East 19th Street, east of Loop 289.
The murders are described by investigators as a love triangle gone bad. Bethel remains in custody at the Lubbock County Jail in lieu of a $400,000 bond.