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Paroled Abilene murderer Wayne East back in jail for indecency with child

By Wayne McCormick, wmccormick@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 12 2012 10:49:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 13 2012 01:30:06 PM CDT
Murderer Wayne East back in jail

Murderer Wayne East back in jail, charged with parole violation and indecency with a child

Paroled murderer Wayne East is back in jail.

East was arrested by Glenn Heights police for a parole violation on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News said.

Wednesday, they added a charge of indecency with a child.

East was convicted of the 1981 murder of Abilene woman and local artist Mary Eula Sears.

He received a death sentence but a federal appeals court changed that to life in prison.

Last year, East was released from prison on parole, but after an outcry from the Abilene community, he was barred from returning to Taylor County.  He was re-located to the Dallas-Fort Worth community of Glenn Heights.

Now East is in jail facing charges of indecency with child.