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Sabine County woman charged in hiding convicted murderer son

As we previously reported, the mother of Matthew Hoy Edgar was a person of interest in his disappearance during his trial for the murder of 19-year-old Livye Lewis.

51-year-old Cindy Hogan-Edgar, of Hemphill, the mother of 27-year-old Edgar, is accused of hindering the apprehension/prosecution of a known felon. She reportedly turned herself in on Monday, November 6 to the Sabine County Jail. Her bond was set at $20,000 which she posted and was released later that day.

She is accused of hiding her son who was convicted of murder in 2022 after an investigation into the death of his ex-girlfriend in Oct. 2020

and was out on bond when he failed to return to court after the first days of the trial. The trial continued without him, with the jury finding him guilty of murder and sentencing him to 99 years in prison in his absence.

Matthew remained at large for 11 months before being caught, even listed as one of the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives in August 2022. He was found living very close to his mother's home in Hemphill.

Matthew Edgar began serving his time in the Ellis Unit in Huntsville in late December 2022 after his capture.


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