Murder trial
6:44 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Smith pleads guilty to murder, awaits sentencing

GREENVILLE - There will be no trial in the case of slain Caddo Mills resident Gregory Poteet, after the accused murderer admits guilt.

Jury selection was scheduled Monday for Randall Douglas Smith. Instead, Smith entered an open plea of guilty. He had previously claimed that Poteet, who died of multiple gunshot wounds, had committed suicide.

Smith was found deceased inside a truck along CR 2632 on September 14, 2009.

A punishment hearing in the case is scheduled for today. Smith faces up to life in prison.