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Benefit for Luis Castillo set for Sunday


A benefit bingo will be held from 2 to 6 pm at the American Legion Post in Bandera Sunday, Sept. 29, for Luis Castillo.
Lee Winright will provide live music and friends and supporters will be selling spaghetti plates. There will also be a silent auction with lots of wonderful items.
Castillo, as noted in the Sept. 19 issue of the Courier, is a rare survivor of an attack by Texas' serial killer Genene Jones. Jones, a Licensed Vocational Nurse, is suspected of killing anywhere from 11 to 46 children during a spree during the 1980s in San Antonio and Kerrville.
She was convicted of killing 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan. Due to an early release law in effect when Jones was convicted, she is scheduled for release from prison in 2018. McClellan's mother, Petti McClellan, and a Houston victim's advocate, Andy Kahan, are working to find evidence in the other cases to convict her of another murder.
Due to Jones' suspected injection of Castillo with toxic drugs when he was an infant, he has suffered multiple serious health problems all of his life. His doctors say a double lung transplant could significantly extend his life.
Anyone not able to attend Sunday's benefit can help with a financial gift to the Luis Castillo Benefit Account at Bandera Bank.