Hill Capital Murder Trial Begins

Opening arguments began Monday morning in the capital murder trial of Edward Hill.

Now 20 years old, Hill was only sixteen, when a Smith County jury convicted him in the slaying of a Tyler convenient store owner. An appeals court overturned Hill's conviction last year, and deemed Hill's videotape confession inadmissible.

   Two other men received life sentences for the beating and shooting death of Buford Hinton, owner of Loving's Food Store in North Tyler. District Judge Diane DeVasto will preside over Hill's second murder trial.