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Ex Worker Charged in Car Wash Slay

March 25, 2000

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ A fired car-wash employee accused of gunning down six co-workers was charged Friday with five counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder.

Robert Wayne Harris, 28, was being held on $1 million bond.

Harris was fired from the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash on March 17 after he was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to two women there. Authorities said he returned to the car wash three days later and opened fire on his former co-workers.

Harris was arrested Tuesday at a home in Dallas, about seven mile southeast of Irving.

Harris could face another murder charge in the death of Sandra Gaye Scott, police spokesman Lt. David Tull said.

The 37-year-old Irving woman disappeared in November, and her body was found Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the neck in an Irving ditch. Harris, whose telephone number was on Scott’s pager, had been a suspect in her disappearance for months, but police haven’t found enough evidence to file charges, Tull said.

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