Husband of murdered Paris woman arrested

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

PARIS, TX - Police say last night they arrested the husband of a woman found dead in her home in Paris over the weekend.

Investigators are not calling Donna Barrett's husband a suspect but he was arrested last night, not for murder, but on unrelated charges including an alleged assault against his late wife in March of this year.

Paris police say 42-year-old Byron Barrett was arrested on a bond surrender warrant not related to the investigation of the death of his wife.

The warrant included charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon assault of a family member and impeding breathing.
43 year old Donna Barrett was found dead inside her home in Paris on Saturday.

Officer Curtis Garrett says his department is currently investigating several leads in her death along with the help of a local Texas Ranger.
They say they cannot give us any other details at this time.

"We don't want to release something that may be pertinent to the case that may be, ya know especially evidence that can be destroyed before we get to it, so we're not releasing anything that may possibly impede the investigation." said Officer Curtis Garrett.

If you have any information about Donna Barrett's death...Police urge you to call crime stoppers at 903-785-TIPS (8477).

They say callers are kept anonymous.


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  • by peace for my family on May 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM
    this is not suppose to be a racial issue...this is a place to comment on the man that killed my auntie...I know people have their own opinion about this case but please everyone have some consideration that family memebers are reading your comments..my auntie did not deserve what happen to her...this man was and is a evil person and deserves to be behind bars LIFE!
  • by peace for my family on May 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    this is not suppose to be a racial issue...this is a place to comment on the man that killed my auntie...I know people have their own opinion about this case but please everyone have some consideration that family memebers are reading your comments..my auntie did not deserve what happen to her...this man was and is a evil person and deserves to be behind bars LIFE!
  • by Bea Location: Mayberry on May 2, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    The most embarassing thing to a person who happens to be white, is another "like anonymous" that speaks and lives such nonsense rhetorical of of the "Jim Crow" era. If this man beat and killed his wife it was wrong, no matter what color she was. Anonymous go on a long walk off a short plank
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 09:46 AM
    Well imagine that. It gets turned into a racial yet once again. The most racist people on the planet are the ones that keep the pot stirred. This poor woman was a very sweet lady, my mother worked with her at KC and for this to happen to anybody regardless of color is awful. So for those of you that want to stir the pot you are the most racist of all.
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      by Joey on May 2, 2012 at 07:14 PM in reply to
      Perhaps I am not following this thread correctly, but it appears it was you, Anonymomo, who first went "racial" with your comments. And in so far as keeping the pot stirred, you're a human egg beater.
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        by Anonymous on May 3, 2012 at 06:14 AM in reply to Joey
        Well what you are missing is the first 2 of the first comments that were made here were racial ones that I did reply to. Unfortunately it looks like the first one has been deleted and the second one shows closer to the bottom. So get your stuff straight before you comment on my comments.
  • by FamilyMember Location: Dallas on May 2, 2012 at 09:28 AM
    To Anonymous - Please have the courage to use your name if you want to speak "racist" nonsense. What is important here is that a woman (mother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, etc.) was killed and was previously the victim of domestic violence. I pray that you never have to go throught what our family is experiencing.
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    I'll bet they just arrested him because he's black. You know that's all white people do all day, sit around thinking of more ways to opress the blacks. Where are Jessie and Al???
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      by ms now it on May 2, 2012 at 06:55 AM in reply to
      no he wasnt arrested cause he was black he was arrested because he beat her and killed his wife.
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        by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to ms now it
        IKR...i think he did it...come on man look at his back ground!!!
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      by Geoff on May 2, 2012 at 07:58 AM in reply to
      There's no white people involved so they have no interest in this case. They don't care what black people do to black people, just what white people do to black people.
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      by OMG on May 2, 2012 at 09:40 AM in reply to
      Are you really playing the black card.... This poor woman was murdered by her husband who had the police called on him several times for domestic abuse, who care what color they are. Your comment just goes to show how ignorant you are. Get real...............
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        by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to OMG
        IKR!!!!
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