Harper man allegedly kills wife, granddaughter; now in custody in Gillespie County Jail

BREAKIING NEWS A Harper man reportedly murdered his wife and granddaughter last night at their home and he is now in custody in the Gillespie County Jail.

Joseph C. Knight, 67, of Harper, is facing capital murder charges and $1 million bond for the fatal shooting of his wife, Karon Elaine Knight, 59, and his granddaughter, Barbara Knight, 19, according to Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills.

The incident was reported to have happened shortly before 8:06 p.m. yesterday, May 9, at the Knight residence, 623 Josephine Drive in Harper, Mills said.

After he allegedly killed the two females, Knight called local law enforcement to turn himself in. More details will follow when available.


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