AS REPORTED IN THE LUFKIN DAILY NEWS:
A New Waverly prison guard was sentenced to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine on Monday for wounding a Hudson man during a May graduation party shooting that left another man dead.
Timothy Malone, 35, walked into the courtroom last Tuesday facing the possibility of life in prison for the death of Terry Adams, 47, but the jury, on Friday, was unable to reach a verdict on that charge after 11 hours of deliberation.
Jurors spent three hours Monday deliberating Malone’s aggravated assault charge for shooting Joel Gresham, 41, in the leg May 16 at Gresham’s home on Scoggins Lane in Hudson.
Malone had been invited to Gresham’s home for Gresham’s girlfriend’s college graduation party. Malone said he shot the two men in self-defense, according to testimony.
After enduring five days of testimony, Gresham said he’s “fine” with Malone’s sentence “for now.”
“This is justice for now. Not what I expected, but it’s justice for now,” Gresham said.
Gresham went on the say that there is “still other justice that needs to be done” in Adams’ death. Gresham said Adams was like a brother to him.
Malone faces retrial in Adams’ death but a date has not been established, according to his attorney, Bryan Cantrell.
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