Jury selection underway in Hervey murder trial

Jury selection underway in Hervey murder trial

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Jury selection got underway Monday in a First Degree Murder Trial in Wichita County.

Willie Maurice Hervey Jr. is accused of murdering Mark Austin Hawkins in 2014 on Airport Road.

Hervey told police that a drug deal between the two had gone bad and the gun that killed Hawkins went off during a struggle.

A jury should be seated Tuesday morning and testimony is expected to begin that afternoon in the 89th District Court.

Hervey faces life or five to 99 years in prison if convicted.

Be sure to stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to follow the latest developments of this trial.

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