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TPWD News Release — Oct. 17, 2008

Hurst Murder Trial Begins Oct. 20 in Wharton

AUSTIN, Texas — The capital murder trial of the man accused of killing Game Warden Justin Hurst in 2007 begins 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20 in Wharton, southwest of Houston.

The jury trial is expected to last several weeks. Wharton County District Attorney Josh McCown and Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler are trying the case, which is being heard by Judge Randy Clapp in the 329th District Court.

The courtroom is at 103 South Fulton in Wharton. News inquiries may be directed to Legal Assistant Becky Ivy at (979) 532-8051. Ivy requests that reporters try to call after 4:30 p.m.

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