Trial of slain A&M-Commerce student to begin

Daingerfield – After months of delays, officials in Morris County are scheduled to begin a murder trial this week in the case of a slain Texas A&M University-Commerce student.

23-year-old Lester Jackson, of Pittsburg, is alleged to have shot and killed 20-year-old Christopher Rashad Moore outside Katdaddy's Club near Daingerfield on April 12. Jackson is also charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

In December, a judge delayed the start of the trial after Jackson's lawyer was involved in a motorcycle accident. The postponement came months after the case was already granted a continuance.

A native of De Soto, Moore was an accounting major at A&M-Commerce.

Jury selection in the case is scheduled for Tuesday, with the start of testimony set for Wednesday.

If convicted, Jackson would face maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison.