Man Murdered in San Jacinto Area

Man Murdered in San Jacinto Area

Eddie Don Turlington, 53, was found dead in a home at 9th & S. Mississippi
AMARILLO -- Amarillo police have one man in custody in connection with a homicide.

    It happened early Wednesday morning in the San Jacinto neighborhood in west Amarillo.

    Police were called to the 800 block of south Mississippi around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Police believe the cause of death is a possible stabbing but, they're awaiting autopsy results before releasing the official cause of death.

    When officers arrived they found two men inside the home.  Police say Eddie Don Turlington, 53, had been assaulted and was found lying on the floor.

    The second man inside the home, Michael Ross Philley, 25, was detained for questioning and later booked into the Potter county jail on a murder charge.  Investigators say Philley also had a warrant for assault of a family member.

    An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Lubbock.

    This is Amarillo's 12th homicide of the year.

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