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District Judge found dead in his courthouse chambers in Corpus Christi

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A district judge in Nueces County, Texas was found dead in his chambers Monday evening.  His body was discovered around 7 p.m.

Officials believe District Judge Tom Greenwell died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Greenwell took over the 319th district court in 2001, and became the first Republican in Nueces County to win a county-wide office. He was 57 years old.