Trial Date Set For Charleston Man Charged With First-Degree Murder
CHARLESTON (KFSM) — A Charleston man charged with first-degree murder has had his trial date reset.
After a continuance was approved on December 14, Judge William Pearson ordered the jury trial for Thomas Roy Barnes to be held from March 30 – April 1, 2016.
Barnes was charged with first-degree murder for the June killing of Joey Strickland.
Barnes was originally booked on a $500,000 bond, but it was reduced to $30,000. He bonded out on August 21, 2015.
Strickland was Barnes’ nephew.
The trial date was scheduled to begin December 16, but a request to continue the case was approved two days prior to the date.