Trial Date Set for Covington County Jail Escape

A trial date has been set in Texas for a Covington County man accused of committing a murder after a jail break.

Oscar Doster escaped from the Covington County Jail in March of 2005.

56-year-old Dennis Courtney was beaten and shot to death a week later near Oakwood, Texas, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Doster was finally arrested in California more than two-weeks after his escape.

He's already been convicted and sentenced to die for killing another man when he escaped from the Covington County Jail in 2002.

Jury selection for the Texas murder is scheduled to begin August 4th at the Freestone County courthouse in Fairfield.


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