Greenville – A jury finds Andreas Tearri Morris guilty of murder Wednesday, taking just 90 minutes to return the verdict.
Morris, of Greenville, had been accused of killing 18 year-old Cordarien Marquel Kelly, also of Greenville, in July 2007. Kelly was found shot several times in the 1800 block of Wellington Street and pronounced dead at the scene.
A punishment hearing for Morris is set for Thursday, July 11. He is facing from 5 to 99 years to life in prison with a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Paris – Two calls Thursday to Paris Police results in the seizure of stolen property and drugs.
A Paris woman, whose name was not released, was arrested after police received a call of criminal mischief in the Johnson Woods area. She was charged with burglary of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence.
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Greenville – A Greenville road has undergone a name change. The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to rename Dent Road to Roy Warren Parkway to honor the former mayor and civic leader.
Warren, who served as mayor from 1964 until 1968, died in December 2006. A graduate of Greenville High School and East Texas State University, Warren was a bomber pilot during World War II and remained in the Air Force Reserves for 27 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Greenville – The murder trial of Andreas Tearri Morris, of Greenville, continues Wednesday.
Morris is charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of 18 year-old Cordarien Marquel Kelly, also of Greenville. Kelly was found shot several times in the 1800 block of Wellington Street and pronounced dead at the scene.
– Virtually the entire KETR listening region was impacted in some way or another by severe weather Wednesday night, leaving thousands without power.
At around 6:30 p.m. the National Weather in Forth Worth issued a tornado warning for portions of North Central Texas, which proceeded to push off to the east. Dallas and Collin County would also experience a tornado warning. Fortunately, the line of storms was downgraded before hitting Hunt and Fannin Counties, but did pick up again when entering portions of East Texas.