A Kemah man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing a woman inside a house in San Leon, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Kemah resident William Glenn Herron, 54, was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday evening, according to jail records. He was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail Wednesday afternoon.

Herron is accused of killing Mary Elizabeth Hyman inside a home in the 600 block of 24th Street in San Leon, an unincorporated community in the east side of Galveston County adjacent to Galveston Bay.

Herron and Hyman were dating, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. Hyman was living at the home where she died, he said.

Deputies were called to the home by Herron around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trochesset said. He told deputies that Hyman had been found unconscious and unresponsive, Trochesset said. Hyman was declared dead at the scene, he said.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday determined that Hyman’s death was a homicide, and that the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Herron was interviewed at the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday and has asked for an attorney, Trochesset said. Court records didn’t list who his attorney was as of Wednesday morning.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(2) comments

James Lippert

The hard-working Citizens of San Leon deserve better. The clear pattern of crime & corruption need to be dealt a convincing blow by the Galveston County District Attorney and Sheriff's Deparment ASAP.

Doug Sivyer

Not just San Leon, or Texas Mr. Lippert. It's a nation wide problem

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