A La Marque man was charged Thursday with murder in connection with the January shooting death of a woman in her home.

Byron Eugene Coleman, 38, is charged with murder, in addition to an earlier charge of felon in possession of a firearm after La Marque police found Brandy Rhines, 39, dead in her residence after apparently being shot several times, police said.

Coleman is in the Galveston County Jail on $450,000 bond, jail records show.

Coleman has a prior felony conviction in Galveston County on a 1997 charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, court records show.

 — Matt deGrood

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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