Texas brewery owner busted for murdering client, staging his suicide: cops

Texas brewery owner busted for murdering client, staging his suicide: cops


A Texas brewery owner and financial adviser was busted for allegedly murdering a client — and staging it as a suicide — in an attempt to gain control of his funds, according to cops and reports.

Keith Ashley, 48, the owner and founder of Nine Band Brewing Co. in Allen, was arrested Wednesday for the Feb. 19 shooting death of James “Jim” Seegan, Carrollton Police said on Wednesday.

A nine-month investigation allegedly revealed that Ashley — Seegan’s friend and financial adviser — incapacitated and killed the 62-year-old, police said.

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Seegan’s death was initially ruled a suicide after a typed note was discovered next to his body, without any signature — closing with the line, “My last friend Keith Ashley will help you,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

A semi-automatic handgun was found in Seegan’s left hand — but his wife Sakida “Dida” Seegan told investigators her husband was right-handed and not a gun

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