Peavy Reassures Community that the Mullins Case is Closed

Many Olney residents have inquired about the outcome of the recent conviction of Julius Orion Xavier Mullins. He was sentenced to 55 years for the murder of Manuela Allen that occurred in July 2019.

Although Mullins was convicted, some believe others were involved and could have possibly assisted Mullins with the murder. Young County district attorney Dee Peavy (90th Judicial District) said that accusations about additional suspects are inaccurate.

“The rumors are false. All evidence pointed to Mr. Mullins, and he was the only one involved,” Peavy said.“

Despite the fact that the initial complaint filed indicated two different sources of footprints left in the victim’s blood, Peavy said the case is close, and prosecutors are not searching for any additional suspects as Mr. Mullins’ DNA, fingerprints, and footprints tie him to the crime.

Peavy said, “We appreciate the hard work, man-hours and resources put in by the Olney Police Department, the Young County Sheriff ’s Department, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and everyone who assisted with the case. We hope this brings closure to the families so they can begin the process of healing.”

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