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Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Police in Texas say a former sheriff’s deputy accused of killing his wife, teenaged daughter and another man in a weekend shooting has been booked on a capital murder charge.

Authorities on Monday arrested 41-year-old Stephen Broderick following an overnight manhunt.

Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps says Broderick was arrested without incident along a rural road in an Austin suburb.

Authorities identified the victims as 34-year-old Amanda Broderick, his former wife; Alyssa Marie Broderick, 17, his stepdaughter; and Willie Simmons III, 18, the teenager’s boyfriend.

Broderick is a former deputy with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. Prosecutors say he left that job after he was arrested last year on a sexual assault charge.

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