Benjamin Scott, Jr.

Benjamin Scott, Jr.

Man accused of murdering wife


Matagorda County Sheriff’s officers arrested a 74-year-old man and have charged him with the murder of his 73-year-old wife.

Benjamin Scott, 74, was arrested and charged with murder and was booked into the Matagorda County Jail. Bond was later set at $25,000 by the justice of the peace. Scott is currently out on bond at this time

According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to Livingood Road off of FM 457 Dec. 20 at 4 a.m. in reference to a family disturbance involving weapons.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Tanzie Haynes Scott, 73 inside the residence. EMS personnel arrived on the scene and determined she was dead. 

Deputies located a large knife from the residence, which was taken to the sheriff’s office and placed into evidence. The case is still considered active and under investigation at this time.

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