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Texas Mass Shooting Suspect Charged With Capital Murder

Husband of one victim says he forgives shooting suspect

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    Friends, family and neighbors gathered at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the house where police say Charles Brownlow killed his mother. (Published Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013)

    The man accused of killing his mother, aunt and three others in North Texas on Monday has been charged with capital murder and evading arrest.

    Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was arraigned at 8:58 a.m. Wednesday at the Terrell Municipal Jail on one charge of capital murder and one charge of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

    Additional charges are expected to be filed against Browlow as the investigation continues, Terrell police said.

    Justice of the Peace Mike Smith allowed no bond on both charges.

    Brownlow was transferred from the Terrell jail to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center at 9:23 a.m.

    Victims Remembered at Vigil

    Friends, family and neighbors gathered at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night outside the house where police say Brownlow killed his mother.

    They prayed, sang and sought comfort together.

    Robert Walker, whose sister was Brownlow's aunt and among those killed, said he has already forgiven Brownlow.

    "How can I not love him?" he asked. "He's my nephew. I'll always love him."

    Surveillance Video Catches Brownlow During Alleged Rampage

    Surveillance video shown exclusively to NBC 5 showed Brownlow stopping at a restaurant in the middle of the Terrell rampage.

    He walked into Dos Aces Mexican restaurant on U.S. 80 at 9:47 pm, according to the video.

    A hostess escorted Brownlow to a table, but he declined to take a menu and walked out without ordering or even sitting down, the video shows.

    "He just acted kind of weird," said manager Eric Fragoso. "She took him to the place he was going to sit at. He looked around or something, and he decided to leave."

    Click here to watch the video and read more about Brownlow's strange stop.