Two men arrested for murder of elderly Dallas woman

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Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 23 at 6:36 PM

DALLAS -- Two arrests were made Friday in the case of an elderly woman found murdered in her White Rock-area home earlier this March.

Dallas police announced at a press conference Friday night they believe David Herron, 29, and Daniel Brooks, 28, killed 79-year-old Avanell Cowgill on March 7 during a home robbery.

Investigators linked the men to the murder through surveillance video that they say shows the men using Cowgill's stolen credit cards at a Walmart and later at an ATM. Police said the men purchased an electronic device from the Walmart, then found where the device had been resold.

Herron and Brooks were already in a Richardson jail for unrelated theft charges, which they were arrested for on March 20.

The men are facing capital murder charges in Dallas, and their bonds have been set at $1 million each.

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