Husband, wife found shot to death in Pine Springs

December 21, 2010 4:48:49 AM PST
Autopsies have been ordered after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their Smith County home. Sheriff's authorities say a deputy had been to the couple's Pine Springs residence earlier Monday to take reports in a burglary and assault investigation.

Lt. Tony Dana says about an hour later a 911 call was received that two people were dead in the home.

Justice of the Peach Mitch Shamburger identified the victims as 68-year-old Billy Hays and 71-year-old Bonnie Hays.

One person was seen being transported, in a patrol car, away from the scene.

The sheriff's department did not immediately return a message Tuesday from The Associated Press.

Pine Springs is a town of 150, located 90 miles southeast of Dallas.