Two men indicted for beating Robinson man to death

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 4:22pm

A Grand Jury has handed down indictments for two men charged with the July 11 murder of a Robinson man.

Shane Tyler Sims, 28, of Hewitt and Joe Orlando Gutierrez, Jr., 29, were indicted for murder Wednesday. 

Police arrested Shane Tyler Sims, 28, on murder charges in October. According to police, Sims was riding in a car leaving his home in Hewitt in the 200 block of Keswick around 5 a.m. A patrol car, which was set up to make a traffic stop in case anyone left the home, stopped the vehicle. A warrant was also issued to conduct a search of the house.

"Through our investigation, we were able to develop multiple suspects. We obtained a search warrant yesterday and executed it at his residence," said Lt. O'Connor of the Robinson Police Department.

Sims and Gutierrez are believed to have played roles in attacking Matthew Ray Easley, 56, at his Robinson home on July 11. According to reports, the attack caused Easley severe head injuries, leaving him unconscious and in critical condition. Easley was treated at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he died a couple weeks later after being taken off of life support.

Clinton Douglas Mills, 30, of Hewitt, was also charged with murder for Easley's death. Mills was arrested in July and later posted $500,000 bond. However, his bond has since been revoked, and he is back in the McLennan County Jail. However, no new bond has been set. No indictment has been handed down for MIlls.

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