AUSTIN, Texas — Police have now formally charged a man with murder in a case from 2016 where a young man was found dead in East Austin with his neck cut. Athey’s body was found dead on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, on the 1400 block of Meander Drive. Later that day, people met with the victim’s mother in Buda. She reported Athey had been living with her since June when he was released from jail, and he had been at home the night before but had left around 5 p.m. with a man she did not know. The victim’s mother also reported that Athey had a girlfriend who had lived with them in her residence for about a month. Police later learned that his girlfriend was pregnant with his child. On March 26, 2018, detectives received a tip stating that Fontenot had confessed to murdering someone in November 2016. That caller stated Fontenot identified the victim, Athey, as “Flaco” and that he said he did not deserve to be killed because he had a baby on the way. Based on information provided by the caller, police learned that Fontenot lived in Austin at the time of the murder. On April 11, 2018, that same caller reported that Fontenot said, “I marked that [exp...