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Son Found Guilty of Killing Adoptive Parents Sentenced to 60 Years

Carl Edward Brewer

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office has released a statement regarding the case against Carl Edward Brewer. Brewer, 25, was found guilty of murdering his adoptive father, Troy Brewer, in 2016 and was sentenced to 60 years in prison by a jury.

On November 28, 2016, Brewer and his adoptive father struggled over a gun. During the altercation, his adoptive mother, Mary Brewer, 64, was shot and killed. Brewer then shot and killed his father, Troy Brewer, 60. After the incident, Brewer went out with friends and informed one of them that his parents were dead. The friend called the police.

Crowley Police Officers arrived at the Brewer residence and noticed that all the windows and doors were covered up. After a standoff, they gained entry to the house and found Brewer with the bodies of his parents. Brewer was 17 years old at the time of the murders.

The case was prosecuted by Lloyd Whelchel and Anthony Salinas, and investigated by the Crowley Police Department. Troy Brewer was a retired U.S. Marine, and Mary Brewer was a nurse. The couple had adopted Carl and his brother from a Russian orphanage.

The process in the case against Carl Brewer faced multiple delays over the years. In 2019, he was found incompetent to stand trial and was taken to a state mental facility for treatment. In March 2020, a psychologist concluded that he was competent to stand trial, and a new evaluation earlier in 2024 also determined his competence.

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