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Trial Set For KFC Suspect

A long awaited trial connected to one of the most investigated crimes in East Texas is set to take place next month.  According to a Rusk County judge, Romeo Pinkerton will go to trial August 6th, accused of kidnapping and killing five people back in 1983.  The kidnapping took place at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kilgore.  The victims were then taken to an oil lease in Rusk County and shot to death.

Pinkerton and another man Darnell Hartsfield were indicted on capitol murder charges in 2005. If convicted, both defendants could face life in prison, or the death penalty.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.


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