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Ex-Texas deputy accused of killing 3 arrested after manhunt

Stephen Broderick
Posted at 8:36 AM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 19:20:12-04

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say a former sheriff’s deputy accused of killing his wife, teenager daughter and another man in a weekend shooting has been booked on a capital murder charge. Authorities on Monday arrested 41-year-old Stephen Broderick following an overnight manhunt. Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps says Broderick was arrested without incident along a rural road in an Austin suburb. Authorities identified the victims as 34-year-old Amanda Broderick, his former wife; Alyssa Marie Broderick, 17, his stepdaughter; and Willie Simmons III, 18, the teenager’s boyfriend. Broderick is a former deputy with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. Prosecutors say he left that job after he was arrested last year on a sexual assault charge.