Man in prison for wreck which killed Tyler woman seeking new trial

Man in prison for wreck which killed Tyler woman seeking new trial
James Fulton. (Source: Smith County.)
Haile Beasley. (Source: KLTV file photo)
Haile Beasley. (Source: KLTV file photo)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A man serving a 10-year prison sentence in the death of a 20-year-old Tyler woman is requesting a new trial.

Judge Jack Skeen today approved a motion for a new attorney for James Arthur Fulton, 42, of Bulverde.

Court records show James Arthur Fulton, 42, of Bulverde, will be appearing in Judge Jack Skeen's courtroom Thursday at 9 a.m. to make the motion.

A jury sentenced Fulton to 10 years in prison on a charge of criminally negligent homicide on Dec. 1, the maximum punishment he could have received.

Haile Beasley, died following a wreck in May of 2016 on West Grande Boulevard. Police said at the time that Beasley was driving eastbound on Grande, when Fulton drove into oncoming traffic, hitting her car head-on.

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