BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - An East Texas woman now faces a manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal shooting that authorities initially said appeared to have been a case of self-defense.
New information surfaced about the slaying of 35-year-old man Cecil Ellis Jr. at a residence near Liberty Eylau, the Bowie County, Texas, Sheriff's Office reports.
So investigators Tuesday re-interviewed Tonya Ruth Barnett.
It was then that the 40-year-old Texarkana, Texas, woman "changed her version of events from the original information she had provided investigators with."
Now Barnett is free on $20,000 bond after having been booked into Bi-State Jail on a charge of manslaughter, booking records show.