Capital murder trial begins for man accused in 2018 Cherokee County shooting

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 4:55 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT

RUSK, Texas (KLTV) - The capital murder trial for one of two suspects accused of a 2018 murder is in its second week in Cherokee County.

Cody Roberts is being tried for the shooting death of 18-year-old Trevor Lawson at a home west of Rusk.

Jadie Gill, a forensic scientist with the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab, testified about collecting DNA from clothing and a bullet fragment that tested presumptive positive for blood.

Gill also said handler DNA testing on an AK-47 also tested presumptive positive for blood.

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