The Murder of a Dothan Man Will Stand Trial

A suspect in the murder of a Dothan man will stand trial later this year.

Twenty-two-year-old David Phillip Wilson was charged with capital murder in April of 2004. He’s accused in the beating and strangulation death of 64-year-old Dewey Walker.

The victim's body was found in his home on Shields Court. He had been dead nearly a week.

Police say Wilson allegedly wanted to steal Walker's van.

Investigators testified at a preliminary hearing that Wilson and at least two co-defendants ransacked Walker's home over the course of several nights while the man law dead on the floor until they found the key's to the vehicle.

Circuit judge Ed Jackson told prosecutors and defense attorneys that he plans to set the case for trial in August or September.