Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Judge moves racially charged East Texas trial

A judge has moved the East Texas trial of two white men accused in the death of a black man who was run over and dragged by a pickup truck. The case was set to be tried in Paris, a town with a history of tense race relations. Judge Scott McDowell ruled Thursday that defendants Shannon Finley and Charles Crostley will be tried separately in Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County. That's about 40 miles south of Paris, which is in Lamar County.



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