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09/24/07-Tyler

Former Smith County District Attorney Dies

Former Smith County District Attorney Weldon Holcomb has died. 

Holcomb started in the district attorney's office back in 1953, and assisted in the first-ever televised live trial in the United States.

He was also a longtime defense attorney, well-known for his white Stetson hat and handing out peppermint sticks every Christmas.

Weldon Holcomb died of natural causes Sunday at the age of 82.  Funeral services are pending.

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