A suspect charged with murder in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting death in Caddo Mills is seeking the appointment of an attorney to represent him.
Joshua Madison Newkirk remains in custody in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond in connection with the death of Joshua Edmund Gerber.
Newkirk, 28, filed a writ from the jail, seeking the appointment of a defense attorney. A hearing on the writ is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the 196th District Court.
A Hunt County murder trial should conclude today. A sentencing phase in the murder trial of Randall Douglas Smith of Caddo Mills is scheduled to conclude Monday.