Family: Trial begins for suspect in Kilgore man's murder

Family: Trial begins for suspect in Kilgore man's murder
Keith McWilliams (Source: Brewster County Jail)
Keith McWilliams (Source: Brewster County Jail)

BREWSTER COUNTY, TX - A trial has begun for a man suspected in the murder of a Kilgore coach.

Court proceedings were set to begin after a jury was selected Monday, according to the victim's sister, Kara Sands.

Trey Sands was found shot to death in December 2014, near Alpine. McWilliams is charged with first-degree murder. One other man, Charles Levi Morrow, is also charged with first-degree murder in connection with the crime.

In June of 2015, charges were dismissed against a third person of interest in the case, Rhonda Bloom. Morrow and McWilliams' cases were dismissed as well. But they were both re-indicted for first-degree felony murder after language in the original indictment was changed. Morrow's trial is set for Feb. 22.

McWilliams has pleaded not guilty.

Sands was reported missing after he disappeared while on a hunting trip in Alpine, about 80 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. Sands graduated from Kilgore High School in 2005. A month after he went missing, his body was found under a pile of rocks. Police said he had also been shot.

Sands' sister, Kara, posted about the trial Monday on social media, thanking people for their support and saying, "It's time to get justice for our Trey."

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