A trial in a Hunt County capital murder case which had been scheduled for jury selection later this month, has been postponed until early next year.
Brooke Ashley Craig has been charged with capital murder involving the shooting death of a Greenville child. Craig, 30, also faces lesser included counts of murder and manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 28, 2017 death of Kaden Green, 7.
Trial had been scheduled to start last September, but was reset as no jury trials were being conducted at that time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The trial had been set for jury selection on May 14, but during a Tuesday morning hearing 196th District Court Judge Andrew Bench rescheduled the trial for January 17, 2022.
Craig, of Garland, remains in the Hunt County Detention Center on $1 million bond on a charge of capital murder of a child under 10.
Craig was also involved in a chase between McKinney and Frisco, which resulted in her arrest and that of Cameron Castillo, Green’s father.
Craig was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in March 2018 on the capital murder charge. She has pleaded not guilty.
Each of the counts of the indictment alleges Craig used a firearm in the commission of either intentionally or recklessly shooting Green.
Greenville Police Department officers responded on Dec. 28, 2017 to the 4200 block of Pickett in reference to a disturbance. While checking a residence and the surrounding area, the department received a call from the Hunt Regional Medical Center emergency room that a person brought in a 7-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators responded to both the emergency room and to Pickett Street.
Investigators believe Castillo came to the Pickett Street residence and engaged in possibly a second disturbance between him and Craig. Castillo was reported to have exited the residence, entered his own vehicle, backed out of the driveway and headed east on Pickett.
Craig reportedly exited the residence and fired into Castillo’s vehicle, which is when Green suffered a gunshot wound. There were two other children in the vehicle who were unhurt. The vehicle came to a stop. Craig approached the vehicle, as did a witness. The witness took the child to the emergency room in another vehicle.
Green succumbed to the gunshot at the emergency room.
Officers determined Craig’s location and notified the McKinney Police Department to search for and locate Craig.
McKinney Police Department officers located Craig’s vehicle and initiated a stop. Craig fled, driving west into Frisco and through several residential areas, until turning down a dead end street. The vehicle then attempted to back up but struck the front of one of the McKinney Police Department’s squad cars, causing minor damage. Both Craig and Castillo were taken into custody without further incident.