KETR Local
1:11 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Wood County murder trial begins Tuesday


Commerce – Jury selection begins Tuesday in Wood County District Court for the murder trial of Justin Tad Payne.

He's charged with the 2007 murders of his wife and step-son, who were found shot to death at their home north of Quitman.

The crime was initially thought to be a murder-suicide. Prosecutors would later come to believe Payne killed his wife and framed his step-son by making it appear the boy had committed suicide.