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Trial begins for man accused of beating his mother to death

James Cowart, Jr. - Smith County Sheriff's Department James Cowart, Jr. - Smith County Sheriff's Department

By Molly Reuter - bio | email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - James Cowart, Jr., 47 faces death by lethal injection, or life in prison without parole for allegedly stabbing and beating his mother to death.  Smith County jurors will begin hearing evidence Monday in Cowart's capital murder trial.

Smith County authorities say Cowart killed his mother, Martha Miller, 64 back in February of 2007.  Miller was the manager of Airways Motel, where they both worked.  That's where authorities say the murder took place.   

 

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