CLEBURNE, Texas -
Richard Warren of Cleburne loved to play his Fender guitar. In fact, he told family members he wanted to be buried with it. But in 2011, he was murdered and the guitar was stolen. FOX 4's Heather Hays has an update on the case.
"I still cannot believe it. I still look for him to come out of that trailer," Billie Barton told FOX 4 shortly after her son was killed in September 2011.
Johnson County deputies said three men walked into his mobile home in Rio Vista and used a hammer and pipe reach to beat the 48-year-old to death.
After the beating, deputies said the men took off with a laptop, a flat screen TV and Warren's prized Fender guitar.
Family members told FOX 4 they suspected his roommate, Jeremy Bukowski and his friends Isaac Milne and Nico Cogdill.
Deputies said all three men are white supremacists. Specifically, Sheriff Bob Alford said Cogdill has swastika tattoos and the phrase "white pride" tattooed below his belly button.
"They were living in that house with my son. I made them move when I came home and found out what kind of people they were," Barton said.
Just hours after the murder, police caught up with Bukowski and Milne, but Cogdill was on the run for about a week. He was eventually found at a relative's home in Ellis County.
All three men were charged with capital murder and all three were found guilty, sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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