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New prosecutor sought in <br> Hunt County murder trial

By Brad Kellar

Greenville, TX –

The Hunt County District Attorney's Office is seeking to be recused from the Brandon Dale Woodruff capital murder case and is asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor.

In a motion filed with the 354th District Court, Assistant District Attorney Noble Walker argued a recent ruling that Woodruff's constitutional rights had been violated meant it would be impossible for local prosecutors to continue with the trial, currently scheduled to begin on October 31.

As of Thursday afternoon, Judge Richard A. Beacom had not issued a response. The next pre-trial hearing is set for Thursday, October 11.

Woodruff is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his parents in October 2005. He is in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1,000,000 bond.