Trial Date Set In Beckstead Murder Case

Trial Date Set In Beckstead Murder Case

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A trial date has been set for another suspect in the killing of a Pamelia man.

Taylor Beckstead had a pre-trial conference in Jefferson County Court Tuesday.  She will go on trial on October 29.

Beckstead is one of five people charged in the murder of Tyler Johnson last May. Police and prosecutors have said Johnson was a drug dealer and the five suspects went to his Pamelia home to rob him.

Sammy Brown was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and eight other charges. He was sentenced last month to 24 years to life in prison.

Devin Davis was also charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to armed robbery in exchange for testimony against his four fellow defendants. He will serve 18 years in prison.

Shawn Moore's case is on the docket for trial in October.

Jamaal Carr pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder. He's scheduled for sentencing on October 24.

Beckstead's case is interesting because the prosecution will not be allowed to use statements during trial that she made to investigators last year.

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