death penalty news—-TEXAS

Jan. 16


DA weighs death penalty for Bowman

The capital murder trial of Wallace Bowman Jr., will be tried in Fort
Worth, but District Attorney Jack McGaughey is still weighing his decision
on whether or not to seek the death penalty.

In Thursday's 1st pre-trial hearing, the 97th District Court handled a
series of primarily procedural motions in half an hour. The change of
venue motion filed by Defense Attorney Joetta Keene, was granted by
District Judge Roger Towery moving the case to Fort Worth. The motion
cited excessive publicity that would not allow for an impartial jury.

The trial is set to begin on March 11 with jury selection anticipated to
take 3 to 4 weeks, and the trial to take a similar amount of time. All
pre-trial actions will take place in Montague.

(source: Bowie News)