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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 4:30 am

Four people have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a San Antonio man found stabbed to death last month near Stillhouse Hollow Dam.

Police have charged Anthony Jamale McKoy, 24, with murder. McKoy is suspected of killing 31-year-old Llael Garcia-Rodriguez.

Also charged are Toriano Thomas, 29; Katrina S. Jackson, 21; and Jessabel S. Lucas, 30. Each is charged with tampering with physical evidence.

A grand jury indicted the three suspects Oct. 24 after jurors found the trio helped conceal Garcia-Rodriguez’s body off of Farm-to-Market 1670, near Stillhouse Hollow Lake.

Bell County Sheriff’s Office investigators now believe Garcia-Rodriguez was killed in Killeen.

All suspects are from Killeen except Lucas. Jail records indicate she lived on Fort Hood.

The department released little further information about their investigation Friday.

All four were in Bell County Jail Friday night. McKoy is being held in lieu of bond. Thomas and Jackson had their bonds set at $60,000 each. Lucas is being held on $114,000 bond for two additional misdemeanor charges and a motion to revoke her probation.

A motorist discovered Garcia-Rodriguez’s body Oct. 12. A day later, police learned he had died from multiple stab wounds.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office did not return phone calls seeking comment Friday.

Police have been detaining suspects as early as Oct. 19, when Killeen police arrested Lucas. Police arrested Jackson on Oct. 25 and deputies detained Thomas on Sunday.

No information on McKoy’s arrest was available Friday.

McKoy previously was convicted of aggravated robbery. He pleaded guilty to the charge April 7, 2009, and was sentenced to five years. He was later paroled.

Court documents state McKoy and another man robbed a man at gunpoint in Killeen on Feb. 20, 2008.

He also was charged with obstruct retaliation in 2008, though that charge was later dropped. In 2007, he pleaded no contest to a charge of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.

The Killeen Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and San Antonio Police Department assisted the sheriff’s office in the investigation.

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