Man arrested in wife and granddaughter’s murder

KXAN file photo
KXAN file photo

GILLESPIE COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A man is accused of killing his wife and granddaughter in a small town in Gillespie County on Friday.

Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills said capital murder charges are still pending against Joseph C. Knight, 67, for the murder of his wife Karen Knight, 59, and granddaughter Barbara Knight, 19 in the family’s home located at 623 Josephine Drive in Harper, Texas.

Authorities currently have Knight in custody. He is at the Gillespie County Jail on a $1 million bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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