After Nearly Two Years Murder Trial Will Finally Begin
David Jenkins is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. on May 4 in Franklin County Circuit Court with Judge Thomas Graham presiding.
Jenkins, along with John Corey Lanier, Coty Keith Holmes and Todd E. Dalton, have remained in custody, charged in the March 24, 2013 murder of Matthews, whose badly beaten body was found face up in a Cowan, TN cornfield. The men at one time all lived in Coffee County.
All four men are being held in separate jails in surrounding counties.
Jenkins’ trial had been delayed in February due to his search for new legal representation. Attorney Paul Cross will be representing Jenkins in the trial.
Franklin County District Attorney Mike Taylor and Courtney Lynch are prosecuting the case.