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Hervey murder trial gets underway in 89th District Court

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Opening statements began Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of Willie-Maurice Hervey. 

Hervey is accused of murdering Mark Austin Hawkins on April 20, 2014.

Hervey pleaded not guilty in 89th District courtroom.

Sheriff deputies said Hawkins was killed during a drug deal. Hervey told police an argument broke out between the two leading to a struggle where the gun went off and Hawkins was shot.

The Wichita County Sheriff's deputy that answered the call testified that he found Hawkins lying on the front porch of his father's home.

He said Hawkins had no pulse when he arrived and that Hawkins was shot in the left side of his body.

A friend of the defendant testified that Hervey borrowed her 2006 Dodge Durango that day, the same Durango where the drug deal took place.

Hervey later changed his clothing at her house. Police searched her vehicle and home days later where they found a gun and the clothing Hervey wore during the time of the shooting.

Hervey faces five to 99 years in prison. The court recessed early today because of the severe weather threat. 

The court will be back in session Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. 

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