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Accused P.T. Cole Park murderer's trial set for May

Accused P.T. Cole Park murderer's trial set for May
Smith County Jail
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:21am

One of the two men accused of murdering a young Tyler mother at a public park in July 2013 was in court Tuesday morning.

Dennis Bendy appeared in Smith County's 241st Judicial Court at 9:00 a.m. Judge Jack Skeen presided over the hearing.

Bendy is accused of  shooting and killing Briana Young, 20, at P.T. Cole Park on July 30, 2013. Pre-trial will begin on May 8 and the trial on May 12. Judge Skeen ordered a DNA/forensic test to be submitted for the case.

Rakheem Goldstein's attorney asked for a continuance on Monday, and he will appear in court on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Bendy and Goldstein were indicted for the crime in November 2013 and their bonds were set at $1,000,000 each.

According to officials, Young had brought her three-year-old son to the park when she was later caught in cross-fire and shot.

Elisha Williams, who is also charged with murder, was granted a continuance until August and Ke’Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd was no-billed.

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