Phone records requested in connection to gruesome 2004 Abilene murder

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ABILENE, Texas -- New details have come to light in a gruesome 2004 murder in the wake of a 54-year-old man being extradited from near Houston to Abilene last month.

Kenneth Dean Pounds of Friendswood is accused of killing Garrett D. McMahan on Oct. 8, 2004 by cutting his throat to "put him out of his misery."

According to a search warrant, digital cell phone records for two phones that were in Pounds' possession at the time of his arrest were requested.

The two phones, an iPhone and Galaxy S8 were found to belong to Pounds' mother and her boyfriend. Both were living with Pounds.

The warrant also stated that Abilene police interviewed Pounds in January 2018.

In the interview, Pounds "denied involvement or knowledge of the 2004 murder of Garrett McMahan."

Pounds also revealed a "vital witness" in the interview with Abilene police -- a witness that Pounds had been in contact with through use of his cell phone.

Pounds was booked into the Taylor County Jail on March 22. He remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond.

He faces a murder charge, a first-degree felony.

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