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Woman, 43, arrested for killing her 23-year-old boyfriend after being together for two years

By Mason White 1:20 PM August 28, 2014
Kathryn Louise Preston 

By: Hydar Tomar
A woman was arrested after her much younger boyfriend was found dead.

Police have charged the woman with murder in the death of the 23-year-old man of Texas.

Llano County deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of McGee Trail about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, where they found Jose Mario Hernandez dead inside the house.

Texas Rangers and the State Fire Marshal, were also called to the house to help with the investigation.

46-year-old Kathryn Louise Preston, was subsequently arrested and charged on Wednesday, with first-degree murder. She was booked into the Llano County Jail.

A judge set her bail at $500,000.

Police said that Preston and Hernandez had been in a relationship for at least two years. Investigators said they are still sifting through evidence and are in the process of interviewing witnesses. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.