by Emily Waldrep
District Judge Delinda Gibbs Walker increased the bond of the members of the Westfall Family, who are suspects in the 2014 murder of Nathan and Krystal Maddox. Their bond has increased to $2 million on Paul, Letha, and Kristen Westfall. The three are accused of capital murder in the deaths of Nathan & Krystal Maddox, outside of the Mt Carmel Baptist Church, just east of Colmesneil.
The three originally had $1 million dollar bonds after they were indicted by the Tyler County Grand Jury on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. However, that same grand jury recently indicted the trio on capital murder charges, prompting the bond increase.
New information in the indictment states that Paul and Letha's son, Cameron Westfall, hid a shotgun, rifle, duct tape, shotgun shells, rifle cartridges, and gloves while the investigation was underway. It was also learned that Cameron led investigators to the items and they were found in a pond on or near the Westfall property.
Cameron Westfall is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, and two counts of tampering with evidence.
A pre-trial hearing has been set for Thursday, May 12, and the trial has been set to begin on Monday, August 8 in the District Courtroom of the Tyler County Courthouse.
The Texas Attorney General's Office has stepped in as special prosecutors in the case. Cameron Westfall is represented by Russell Wright; Kristen Westfall is represented by Christine Brown Zeto; Letha Westfall is represented by Johnathon Stovall; and Lloyd Westfall is represented by Timothy McDonough.