Posted: Nov 7, 2012 3:05 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2012 3:28 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Last night, one of the most talked about races in Jim Wells County was the Precinct 3 Commissioner race between Republican Richard Miller and Democrat Wally Alanis.
You may recall on August 22nd, Alanis was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head inside his Orange Grove home. He was hospitalized then moved to a nursing home in Mathis where he currently resides. We're told he is blind, but is able to talk.
It's still unclear why Alanis shot himself. However, Texas Rangers say he's accused of sexually assaulting his granddaughter, an allegation that is still under investigation.
Despite his current situation, Alanis was able to garner 886 votes, not enough to overcome the challenge from Miller who picked up 1,865 votes.
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