Texas Brothers, Cousins and Grandfather Killed by Escaped Convicted Killer. Devastated Community


Texas father and mother are in shock after the tragic murder of their sons.  

The Collins brothers—Waylon, 18; Carson, 16; and Hudson, 11—were celebrating the start of the summer with their cousin, Bryson, and grandfather, Mark, at the family ranch in Centerville, where there were ponds for fishing and woods for hunting.

Gonzalo Lopez, a convict killer who escaped from a jail bus, killed all five relatives. 

Lopez, who had escaped from his restraints on a bus transport bus in May 12, stabbed the driver of the bus and fled the scene.  

It is not clear if Lopez was in the Collins house when the four boys arrived or if he entered the home while they were there. Lopez was shot and killed by law enforcement officers just hours later.  

Waylon was just out of high school, and the three boys were well-known for their love for baseball.

Loved ones gathered at their school’s baseball field in Tomball to grapple with the devastating loss and remember the five lives that were taken.


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