Update: State expected to rest today in Cargill capital murder trial
Tyler — The prosecution is expected to rest its case Tuesday against a Whitehouse woman accused of killing her child's babysitter to keep her from testifying during a child custody hearing.
Kimberly Cargill, 45, is charged with capital murder in the June 2010 death of Cherry Walker, 29. She faces the death penalty if convicted.
The defense is expected to begin presenting its case to the jury Wednesday.
The Kimberly Cargill murder trial is scheduled to begin today in state district court in Tyler.
Whitehouse police charged Cargill in July 2010 with the murder of Cherry Dianne Walker, 29, who authorities described as mentally challenged. Walker's body was found in June 2010 off County Road 2191.
Officials say Walker was murdered one day after she was issued a subpoena to testify in a custody hearing regarding Cargill's 4-year old son. The 45-year old is also charged with injury to a child. Her bonds total $1.5 million.