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Search warrant details Orangefield teacher Staci Lisenby homicide


Last updated 3/1/2011 at Noon

A probable cause affidavit investigators in Orange County used to get a search warrant for the home and property belonging to Staci Lisenby and her family has been obtained by The Record Newspapers.

The Orangefield school teacher died of a gun shot wound to the head on Feb. 21.

Mrs. Lisenby and her 14-year old son were the only occupants in the residence at 2478 Oilla Road in Orangefield at the time of the incident around 6 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 20. The Orangefield teenager called 9-1-1 and told officers an intruder shot his mother then fled.

According to the probable cause affidavit she was shot with a .22 caliber bullet.

The son told officers: “he was laying on the couch in the living room and his mother was sitting at a small desk at the corner of the living room.”

The document continues, saying the teen “suddenly heard a shot and turned and saw an unknown white male opening and fleeing out the front door of the residence.”

According to the affidavit, the son told the investigator, “He chased the subject out the door and to the left towards a wooded area but realized he could not catch the subject. He returned to the residence and called 9-1-1. The son said “He did not see the gun used to shoot his mother.”

The affidavit said it’s important to note, “The area where the son said intruder fled was soaked with water and mud and investigators could not find any evidence to indicate anyone had walked or run through that area.”

Investigators told The Record Newspapers they received information indicating the son found the .22 caliber revolver in the attic of his home and kept it hidden from his parents.

Two days since the funeral of Mrs. Lisenby on Saturday, Feb. 26, no arrest has been made although Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt told the TV station an arrest warrant may come Tuesday.

On Friday, Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt released a statement that pointed at the teacher’s son as a suspect in the murder. The statement withheld the name of the juvenile and did not mention a murder weapon.


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