Arlington man faces murder charge after woman found shot to death

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A 26-year-old man remained in jail Friday, about week after he was arrested in the death of a Richland Hills woman.

Donald Paul Hunting was in the Arlington Jail with bail set at $150,000.

Ana Thayer, 36, of Richland Hills was shot in the head by a handgun on July 5, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.

“The deceased woman and the suspect were not related by marriage or family, but knew one another,” Tiara Ellis Richard, a police spokeswoman, said Friday.

No further information was available Friday night.

Police said last week that Thayer was the victim of a “physical assault.”

According to earlier reports, Hunting’s father called 911 about 8:45 p.m. July 5 to say that a woman had been killed in the 600 block of Gemini Court, where Hunting lives.

Officers found the dead woman in a duplex and then spotted Hunting at a nearby duplex. He refused to talk to officers and they learned that he might be armed, so they evacuated five duplexes.

After a seven-hour standoff, Hunting was arrested about 4 a.m. July 6.

“I expect the case will be presented to the DA’s office once detectives have finished collecting the evidence and information [and] witness accounts,” Richard said in an email Friday.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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