AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center.
Travis County jail records show 52-year-old Leigh Bohart was being held Friday on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Workers at an Austin-area recycling center on Tuesday discovered the body of 49-year-old Clarence Gerald Gardner Jr. The death was ruled a homicide.
Officers later located Bohart near a church where Gardner had also been known to stay. An affidavit says blood spatters were found on some nearby trash and recycling bins.
Bond was set at $150,000 for Bohart. Online jail records do not list a defense attorney to comment on the case.