POSTED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:13pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:57pm
Tyler (KETK) — The man accused of killing a former Stephen F. Austin and local athlete in the Broadway Square Mall parking lot is scheduled to begin his trial Tuesday morning.
According to Smith County Judicial records, Ricky Neal, Jr., 26, of Tyler, will appear in court at 8:30 a.m. for a jury trial. On February 9, 2013 , Neal allegedly killed Chris Mass, 23, of Tyler, following a dispute involving Twitter.
The suspect was aslo charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police determined he shot at Jonathan Lamone Dews, 29, of Tyler.
The trial will take place in the 7th Judicial District Court, presided by Judge Kerry L. Russell.