Trial for ETX felon accused of murder postponed

Trial for ETX felon accused of murder postponed
Gregg County Jail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:03am

According to the Gregg County District Attorney's Office, the trial for Longview man accused of murder has been postponed.

The trial Cedric Bernard Carldwell, 43, was originally scheduled to begin the week of June 16, 2014, in the 124th District Court under Judge Alfonso Charles, but court documents were filed Monday to postpone the start of the trial.

Carldwell allegedly shot and killed Huey "Bull" Gray, April 14, 2013 during an argument at a neighborhood party in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Carldwell was taken into custody April 15, but was released on $175,000 bond.

He was re-arrested 10 days later on April 25, 2013, when he was found to be in the possession of a firearm. Being a felon, one of the restrictions placed on Cardlwell after his 2007 prison release was he was not allowed to own or carry a gun.

Carldwell has an extensive history in the judicial system including a 15-year prison sentence for a 1992 attempted murder conviction and a two-year state jail stint for attempted kidnapping.

Carldwell continues to sit in the Gregg County Jail stemming from the firearm possession charge on $125,000 bond. The new trial date has not been set.

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