By Chris Edwards
BRAZOS COUNTY – A man convicted for having a role in a brutal double homicide which occurred in 2014 near Colmesneil was denied parole.
Cameron Paul Westfall, 22, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years on Oct. 4, 2016 for two charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He is the youngest member of a family of four, all of whom were convicted for their respective roles in the ambush-style murders of Nathan and Krystal Maddox. The murders occurred outside of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
During the investigation of the murders, according to previous reports, Cameron Westfall hid a rifle, shotgun, ammunition and other items used in the crime. After the family was apprehended, he led investigators with the Tyler County Sheriff's Department to a pond where the goods were hidden.
His sister Kristen was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Cameron Westfall was required to testify against her as one of the conditions of pleading guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies.
Letha Westfall, his mother, pleaded guilty to a capital murder charge and was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 30 years. Westfall patriarch Paul was the last one to be sentenced and accepted a plea bargain of life in prison in May 2017.
Cameron Westfall is currently serving his sentence at the Gist Unit in Beaumont. His parole decision came on Thursday, July 12. The reasons, according to his record accessed through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website, indicate a variety of factors ranging from "The record indicates that the offender's release would endanger the public" to "...a conscious disregard for the lives, safety, or property of others."
His next possible parole review date is scheduled for July 2019 and his projected release date, according to TDCJ, is March 11, 2024.
According to a story published in the March 8, 2018 edition of the Booster, The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended that Cameron serve the entirety of his sentence.
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