Texas Rangers head up investigation in murders

CASS COUNTY, Texas – A 32-year-old man, now identified as Damon Robison, and his 12-year-old adopted son, were found dead at 10:42 p.m. Friday in their Cass County home from gunshot wounds. The bodies were found after law enforcement officials received a 911 call from the dead boy’s 13-year-old biological brother telling officers to come to his home.

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

“The boys’ mother was working when the shootings took place,” Sheriff Rowe said.

The 13-year-old boy, who called 911, is being held for questioning at a Longview detention center. “The judge appointed two lawyers for the boy, Edwin Buckner and James Verschoyle,” Sheriff Rowe said.
Both boys had the same biological mother – the daughter of Mrs. Robison. Both boys, however, had been adopted and were 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.”

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Gina Basham pronounced both Robison and his son dead at the scene. She ordered the bodies to be sent for autopsy at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Texas Rangers are heading this investigation.