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UPDATE: Man Charged With East Austin Murder Dies In Jail

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 04:07 PM CDT

UPDATE: A man charged with murder for the death of an East Austin woman has died in the Travis County Jail, officials say.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says Odis Glen Kelley was found unresponsive in his cell early Tuesday morning during a routine check. CPR was started immediately but he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.

Investigators say Kelly had several major medical issues that may have contributed to his death. And there's no evidence of any criminal activity surrounding his demise.

Officials say the final autopsy results will not be released until toxicology reports are finished.

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EARLIER:

A man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the death of a woman in East Austin early Monday morning -- and police say the heavy-set man's body was the weapon.

According to the arrest affidavit, 59-year-old Odis Glen Kelley is charged with murder for the death of Patricia Bossick.

Bossick was found dead by police at around 1:30 a.m. at a home in the 5600 block of Manor Road, just south of the Rogge Lane intersection.

Officers had responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call that a crime was in progress. A friend of Bossick's who was on her balcony smoking a cigarette told police that Bossick had been attacked when she answered a knock at her door, court documents say.

The witness told officers that Kelley had tried to rape Bossick -- who is 5'06" and 145 pounds, and Kelley is 5'07" and 320 pounds.

When officers arrived they located Kelley after following a trail of blood to a trailer on the corner of the property next door. Kelley was wearing only his underwear and bleeding profusely from his foot, court documents say.

The arrest affidavit says Bossick suffered hemorrhaging associated with asphyxiation. Police say Kelley's weight on Bossick's chest prevented her from breathing, and he knowingly caused her injury when he lay on top of her.

(Photo from the Austin Police Department.)

UPDATE: Man Charged With East Austin Murder Dies In Jail


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