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May 10, 2013

Starting date for capital murder trial set

GREENVILLE — The start of the capital murder trial of a Greenville man, charged with the 2011 shooting death of his ex-wife, a Caddo Mills school teacher, has been set.

Opening arguments and the start of testimony in the trial of Micah Crofford Brown are scheduled May 20 in the 354th District Court. Brown has been indicted on one count of capital murder in connection with the death of Stella Michelle “Doc” Ray. Brown has pleaded not guilty.

Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. has issued 79 subpoenas for witnesses to testify for the prosecution during the trial.

Jury selection in the case began March 27 and concluded Thursday. A third pool of potential jurors had been called for Monday, May 13, although that panel has been cancelled. The jury pool which had been summoned for the 354th District Court for May 20 has also been cancelled.

Prosecutors have announced they intend to seek death by lethal injection as a punishment for Brown, should he be convicted of capital murder.

Ray, a Caddo Mills school teacher, was shot and killed in Greenville on the night of July 29, 2011.

Brown, 33, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond.

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