Soldier shot dead

POSTED: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 11:15am
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:52am

BLUM — April Thompson, 24, of Odessa, was arrested Saturday morning after shooting and killing Private Cody Ryan Patterson of Blum.

The Hill County Sheriff's Office says Patterson was home on leave from Iraq.

Officials say Thompson was arrested at a house on County Road 1120 near Blum where Patterson was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

A jail spokeswoman says Thompson is charged with manslaughter and remains behind bars with a $125,000 bond.

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