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Medina Co. Sheriff: 1 brother dead, another jailed

Murder occurred near Natalia


MEDINA COUNTY – One brother is dead and another brother is being held in the Medina County Jail in Hondo, after a heated argument Sunday evening escalated hours later into a murder.

Sheriff Randy Brown said he is not releasing the identities of the two men or any other information about the case, but the sheriff's office did confirm deputies first were called out to break up a fight between the two brothers about 11 p.m. Sunday at a property on County Road 570, northwest of the town of Natalia.

A neighbor said he heard what he thought were gunshots about 1 a.m. when he went to check on his sprinkler system.

He said the two brothers had been arguing over the property for some time after their father passed away a few months ago, but the sheriff would not confirm whether a possible land dispute might have been the motive, or any of the circumstances leading up to the murder.