Nussbaum pleads guilty Sentenced to 37.5 years

By Bob Wright
Special to The Mexia News

Karl Nussbaum, who turns 49 in about two weeks, entered a plea of guilty on Friday morning, Aug. 4 to the brutal murder of his father, Harold J. Nussbaum who was 86. The proceedings were conducted in the 77th District Court in the courthouse at Groesbeck. David Moore of Groesbeck was the court-appointed attorney to represent Nussbaum. Handling the plea were District/County Attorney Roy DeFriend, and assistant county attorneys, Jeff Janes and Tara Gough.
According to affidavits in court at Groesbeck, Nussbaum beat and choked his father to death. Documents indicate a pistol was used in the brutal beating. Karl Nussbaum was also charged with tampering with evidence. Nussbaum was indicted on May 18, 2016 by a Limestone County Grand Jury for the murder. He was arrested on March 19. The defendant has been held in custody in the Limestone County jail in lieu of bonds totaling $900,000.
At the proceedings, Nussbaum was brought to the courtroom at 9:25 a.m., wearing his jail garb, on the back of which was printed, “Limestone County Inmate.” The entire proceeding in court lasted until 9:40 a.m.

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