No bond for Aaron on capital murder charge

Published 4:37 pm Thursday, November 6, 2008

A man charge with capital murder in the shooting death of a Selma woman will not have bond on that charge.

Thaddeus Aaron received a no bond on his capital murder charge Thursday in Dallas County District Court. He received a $1 million bond on the first-degree assault charge connected with the shooting.

The shooting occurred Oct. 20. Marvin Maul called the Selma Police Department to report a black Honda Accord drove past his sister’s house at 1709 Voeglin Ave., someone fired a weapon from the vehicle and wounded Maul in the left arm and his sister, Helen Roper, was shot in the right leg.

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Roper died the next day from her injuries.

Authorities have said they talked to Aaron and he told them he was the passenger in the car driven by Joy Jones. In an affidavit filed with the District Court, Detective Fred Walker of the Selma Police Department said Aaron went to the Voeglin Avenue address because his nephew, Joshua Clark, has been shot and he was looking for the person.

“He further stated that he knows Helen Roper and her sons and that the accidentally shot the wrong house and he regrets what happened,” the affidavit given by Walker states.

Walker also told the court Aaron gave officers the weapon the 29-year-old said was used in the crime.