Two Texas teenagers were charged Tuesday with murdering a woman in an apparent home invasion.
Sandra Phillips, 50, was shot and killed, then discovered by her husband when he arrived home from work Monday evening. The home had been burglarized and the family's white Mustang was missing.
Deputies received little information from neighbors. But an hour later they found Tanner Baker, 18, in the missing car at a convenience store at the nearby town of Rockdale. They arrested Baker and a short time later found and arrested Brandon Cotton, also 18.
“We got a confession from both men,” Milam County’s Sheriff David Greene told FoxNews.com.
The two allegedly told investigators that they killed the woman before burglarizing the home, KXAN.com reported.
Phillips did not know the teens and died from a single gunshot. It did not appear there was a struggle, Green said.
Milam is a small farm town just northeast of Austin with a population of 100. Greene said the community had “never see anything like this.”
The teens could face the death penalty if convicted. Bail was set at $1 million each.