Erath man's charge upgraded to second degree murder

Ryan Duhon has been in prison since 2014.

Two years ago, Ryan Duhon was arrested and charged with allegedly murdering his partner, 37-year-old Christy Bourque of Erath.
At the time of his arrest, he was handed down a second-degree murder charge.
But that charge was reduced to manslaughter by the district’s attorney office and his bond was set at $50,000. Last week, Duhon went before the Grand Jury and his charge was upgraded again to second-degree murder.
His bond, with the new charge, was increased to a $1 million.
If found guilty of second degree murder, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
At first Bourque’s death was thought to be self inflicted, but after the Sheriff’s Office investigated and the autopsy report found sufficient evidence that it was not self inflicted, Duhon was arrested.
Bourque left behind three daughters.


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