Burnet man to serve at least 25 years after pleading guilty to killing grandfather

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By James Walker on July 11, 2014. No Comments

A 24-year-old Burnet man who admitted he shot and killed his grandfather in November, will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday.

Matthew Reed was sentenced to 50 years in prison by 424th District Judge Dan Mills and will have to serve at least half that because a firearm was used in the crime.

Reed shot his 85-year-old grandfather, Farest Elmo “Pete” Reed, on Nov. 10, 2013.

The body of the elder Reed was found by relatives a few days after he had been shot.

Farest Reed’s truck was missing from the residence in the 2800 block of US 29 and officers spotted it later that day in Burnet.

The driver led deputies, Texas state troopers and Llano County sheriff’s deputies on a chase, which eventually ended when Matthew Reed crashed the truck in a Llano County pasture.

Farest Reed reportedly tried to get his grandson treatment for his problems with methamphetamine and the two men argued before his death.

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