Boy released into mother’s custody after double homicide in Cass County home


CASS COUNTY, Texas – A 13-year-old boy has been held in juvenile detention in Longview, Texas, since the deaths of his brother and father on June 27. The boy, whose name is not being released because he’s a minor, has just been released to the custody of his mother, said Cass County Chief Deputy Roy L. Barker.

“Any time when you are dealing with juveniles, you have to be close-lipped,” he said.

Damon Robison, 32, and his 12-year-old adopted son, the 13-year-old’s biological brother, were found dead in their Cass County home from gunshot wounds. The bodies were found after law enforcement officials received a 911 call from the 13-year-old, telling officers to come to his home.

The boys’ mother was at work at the time of the shootings. The 13-year-old boy has not been officially charged in connection with the deaths, however, he remains on juvenile probation.

Cass County sheriff’s deputies found Robison and his 12-year-old son, whose name also has not been released, dead in the kitchen/dining room area of their house at County Road 2747, between Hughes Springs and Marietta, Sheriff Larry Rowe said at the time.

Both boys have the same biological mother – the daughter of Mrs. Robison. Both boys, however, were adopted and being raised by their grandparents.

“We still don’t know the circumstances that led to the shootings or who pulled the trigger. And, we have no suspect to name at this time,” Sheriff Rowe said.

“We found one semiautomatic pistol at the scene. The 13-year-old boy was not injured.”

Texas Rangers are leading the investigation in this case.

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