Jackson Trial Date Set in Houston County

A trial date has been set for a suspect in the death of an elderly Dothan man.

Michael Ray Jackson is charged with capital murder for the 2004 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 Jackson and three others allegedly wanted to steal Walker's van and the sound system inside.

Defense attorneys tried to suppress a taped statement Jackson gave to police.

But Judge Larry Anderson ruled jurors will be allowed to hear it.

Jackson's trial is scheduled to begin February 12.


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