Fight between elderly men in Killeen leads to cane attack, murder

Santiago Vasquez (Bell County Jail Photo)
Santiago Vasquez (Bell County Jail Photo)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWKT) — Killeen police say they have filed murder charges against 84-year-old Santiago Vasquez in connection with the death Tuesday of another elderly man on Fishpond Lane.

Bond was set at $1 million for Vasquez, who is charged with the death of 80-year-old John Wesley Seth, Jr.

Police say that the two had been involved in some kind of ongoing dispute and shortly after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday Seth was walking to his mailbox when the two met up and an argument began.

Police reports indicate that the victim was first struck with a cane, then shots were fired.

Vasquez was taken into custody a short time later as the investigation began. 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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