Woman charged in death of man, body at Texas recycling unit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A homeless woman has been charged in the slaying of another transient whose body was found on the conveyor belt of a Central Texas recycling center.

Travis County jail records show 52-year-old Leigh Bohart was being held Friday on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Workers at an Austin-area recycling center on Tuesday discovered the body of 49-year-old Clarence Gerald Gardner Jr. The death was ruled a homicide.

Officers later located Bohart near a church where Gardner had also been known to stay. An affidavit says blood spatters were found on some nearby trash and recycling bins.

Bond was set at $150,000 for Bohart. Online jail records do not list a defense attorney to comment on the case.

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