Harris County

Texas Man Charged After Allegedly Killing Mother, Dismembering Body

Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Robert Barnes, 36, is being held on a $650,000 bond.

A Harris County man has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence after he confessed to killing his mother and dismembering her body, according to a report by KPRC.

According to KPRC, bond for 36-year-old Robert Barnes was set at $650,000— $500,000 for the murder charge and $150,000 for tampering with evidence—in probable cause court on Friday.

Barnes confessed to shooting his mother, 72-year-old Lucila Barnes, multiple times before dismembering her body and placing it inside a crate he made a month prior, KPRC reported.

Authorities said told KPRC that they found Lucila Barnes’ body on Thursday at a residence in Cypress, located in northwest Harris County.

KPRC reported that as a condition of any bond that Barnes posts, he is ordered not to contact any of his family members. He must also surrender his passport and any other travel documents, and his travel will be restricted to Harris County and its contiguous counties.

Barnes will also be required to wear a GPS ankle monitor while under house arrest until his next court appearance, KPRC reported.

Read the full report on the KPRC website.