Tuesday, May 21, 2013
82-year-old Fairview resident charged with murders of his son and grandson
Paul Alexander Tanner Sr. is currently being held on $1 million bond for each offense.
FAIRVIEW An 82-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his son and grandson in Fairview.
Paul Alexander Tanner Sr. is in police custody for allegedly shooting Paul Alexander Tanner Jr., 59, and Ryan Dawson Tanner, 23. He was arrested Friday at a medical facility where he is still being held. Collin County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Norton said he could not release the name of the facility or the reason the suspect was there.
“We have significant evidence that points to him being the shooter,” Norton said.
Tanner is being held on $1 million bond for each murder count.
Fairview Police Chief Granver Tolliver told the Dallas Morning News the two men were found dead in their home on Red Oak Trail after police were called there Friday on a welfare check shortly after noon by a family member. A man slumped in his chair was seen by police through a window.
Upon entering the home, police discovered the man was dead and a second body was discovered upstairs. Both men had been dead for several days, Tolliver said. The suspect lived in the home, along with the two victims, but was not there during the welfare check.
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