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Woman Guilty Of 2011 Southeast Austin Murder
A woman was found guilty of first degree murder by a Travis County jury Thursday for the killing of a man at a Southeast Austin homeless camp in 2011.
Lou Ann Tompkins, 53, shot and killed 46-year-old Darin Bell on Jan. 22.
His body was found in a homeless campsite on Winnebago Lane off Burleson Road.
The case now goes into the sentencing phase on Friday. She faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Photo from Austin police.