Bond set at $650K for man accused of shooting, then dismembering mom's body

Robert Barnes, 36, is charged with murder and tampering with a corpse in the death of his 72-year-old mother Lucila Barnes.

A man who's accused of dismembering his mother's body at their northwest Harris County home appeared in probable court on Friday.

Robert Barnes, 36, is charged with two felonies in the death of his mother Lucila Barnes: murder and tampering with evidence, namely a human corpse.

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His bond was set for $650,000 – $500,000 for the murder charge and $150,000 for the tampering charge.

New court documents reveal that he shot and killed his 72-year-old mother before he dismembered her body so it could fit in a crate.

Barnes was arrested after authorities discovered the grisly scene during a welfare check of Lucila on Thursday.

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He is expected back in court on Monday, Oct. 25.

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