Death penalty deadline extended in Upshur County murder trial
Gilmer — One of three defendants awaiting trial for the December kidnapping and killing of a Longview man will likely learn next month if prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said Monday’s deadline to announce whether he would seek the death penalty for Daniel Paul Jones has been extended to Nov. 1.
Byrd and Jones’ defense attorneys Kevin Settle and Jason Cassel agreed to the extension, according to documents field in Upshur County 115th District Court.
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