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Texas Teen to Appear in Court in Shooting Death of Parents

A teenager is scheduled to appear in court on a capital murder charge accusing him of fatally shooting his mother and father, who was a standout linebacker for Texas A&M before a brief NFL career.

Antonio Armstrong Jr. is scheduled to appear in a Houston court Monday.

Authorities say Armstrong shot Antonio and Dawn Armstrong inside their townhome in July.

A juvenile court determined the teen will stand trial as an adult. Antonio Armstrong Jr. was 16 when the shooting happened.

The Houston Chronicle reports his lawyer will seek a bond hearing if Armstrong is held without bail.

The elder Armstrong was a first-team All-American who was taken in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft. He had brief stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins.

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