Crime

Colleyville murder suspect returned to Tarrant County

A murder suspect was in the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday after authorities returned him from Florida, where he was captured last month.

Bernard Gorman, 26, of Houston was booked on a murder charge at 10:28 p.m. Sunday and held on $500,000 bail, according to jail records.

Gorman and his father, Gerard Gorman, are accused of killing 72-year-old Anita Fox on Sept. 23 in a house where she worked in the 500 block of Frontier Court in Colleyville. Gerard Gorman died of natural causes in January in the Houston area, police have said.

The two stalked and killed Fox as part of an insurance fraud conspiracy, police said.

Detectives say they believe that Gerard Gorman killed Fox. Bernard Gorman said his father entered the home and soon came out with blood on his arm, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. After the killing, the pair stopped at a gas station so Gerard Gorman could wash up, the affidavit says.

The Gormans knew about a $1 million life insurance policy on Fox, and Gerard Gorman and other unidentified people were paying $700 a month each to maintain the policy, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says Bernard Gorman is the “nephew of the listed life insurance beneficiary.”

He was arrested Feb. 18 in Davenport, Fla.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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