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Mon December 30, 2013
Trial in stabbing death scheduled
A Commerce woman is facing trial early next year on a charge of murder, in connection with a stabbing death of a Greenville man in November 2012. Myeisha Simone Garcia has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in connection with the death of Jamal Stanton.
The indictment returned in February by the Hunt County grand jury also included a lesser charge of manslaughter.
Jury selection in Garcia’s trial is currently set for Jan. 6 in the 196th District Court.
Garcia was alleged in the murder count to have knowingly and intentionally stabbed Stanton with a knife on Nov. 28, 2012, or acted with the intent to cause Stanton serious bodily injury, which resulted in the victim’s death. The manslaughter count alleges Garcia acted recklessly in attacking Stanton with the knife, causing his death.
Garcia is also facing a separate and unrelated charge of assault against a public servant, to which she has also pleaded not guilty. Garcia was alleged in the indictment to have hit and kicked a Commerce Police Department officer who was attempting to arrest her on July 18, 2012.