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Bond $25M for East Texan Accused of Killing Ex-Wife

An Amber Alert was issued for Lucas Calvert last week, he was found safe in Louisiana

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM CDT
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Bond $25M for Man Accused of Killing Ex-Wife

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Bond has been raised to $25 million for an East Texas man captured in Louisiana and charged with killing his ex-wife and fleeing with their 4-year-old son.

Smith County jail records show James Calvert of Tyler was being held Tuesday on a capital murder charge.

Tyler police on Monday transported Calvert from West Monroe, La., where father and son were located last Thursday. The boy was not harmed following a chase that left the Calvert vehicle wrecked.

The boy's mother, Jelena Sriraman, was found shot to death a day earlier in Tyler.

Calvert was initially detained on $2 million bond, waived extradition and was booked Monday on the higher bond into the jail in Tyler, about 190 miles west of West Monroe, La.

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