New details leading prosecutors to believe Gabe and Grace McDonald acted together to murder their parents Greg and Jana. Police found Greg and Jana shot dead in their home on Conley Avenue back in March and police say Gabe pulled the trigger.
Bobby Bland, Ector County District Attorney says this new indictment indicates his sister Grace could have something to do with it.
“The charges against James Gabriel McDonald remain the same he is still charged with capital murder,” Bland said. “We developed new evidence that lead to the indictment.”
U.S. Marshals arrested 22-year old Grace McDonald in Arizona Tuesday afternoon. She’s facing Capital Murder charges alongside her brother Gabe.
“We continued to investigate and make sure we looked at all aspects of this case and we gathered it we presented it to the grand jury who returned the indictment,” Bland said.
Grace also facing a Criminal Conspiracy charge, a felony offense. Attorney Justin Low represents Gabe and says after interviewing Grace her story didn’t add up.
“There were problems with the timeline I saw that I knew would be problems for her,” Low said. “I think it’ll benefit him to some extent in his defense.”
Low meeting with his client explaining the charges against his sister Wednesday.
“I met with his today and told him that and he appeared unphased,” Low said.
Low says most of the events have not seemed to effect Gabe and a judge will determine whether he’s mentally fit to stand trial in December.
If convicted, the pair facing serious time behind bars.
“Grace McDonald is facing up to life in prison without parole,” Bland said. “James Gabriel McDonald can get life with parole.”
We have reached out to Grace’s attorney for comment, but haven’t heard back. Grace will be extradited back to Ector County to stand trail.