Texarkana, Texas 2021-02-23 09:00:12 –
A woman arrested in Mexico last year pleaded not guilty to murder, including a 2012 stab in Bowie County, on Monday.
Alana Lee Coleman, 39, was arrested by the United States Marshals Service in Mexico in October for the murder of Donald Ray Morris on August 12, 2012.
Katie Carter, assistant local prosecutor, announced last month that the state would not seek the death penalty for Coleman. The only other punishment for murdering the capital is life imprisonment without parole.
Butch Dunbar, a lawyer appointed to Coleman’s court, filed an acquittal against Coleman at a video hearing Monday morning. District 5 Judge Bill Miller filed a preliminary hearing proceeding on March 22.
According to an affidavit of possible causes, Morris’s body was found by police after the manager of Redwood Apartments on 3400 W 7th Street noticed a broken window with blood on the front door of Morris’ apartment. A pair of bloody broken scissors and a broken knife was collected from the scene.
Morris’ neighbor reported meeting him on the afternoon of his death. They also reported seeing a car known to be driven by Coleman when he was allegedly in a complex where he worked as a prostitute. A sample of DNA collected at the crime scene is said to match Coleman’s DNA, and a camera containing a nude photo of Coleman is said to have been collected as evidence from the crime scene. Coleman allegedly killed Morris, and she was able to rob him of cash.
In addition to the Capital Murder accusation, Coleman also had a warrant for probation violations / possession of controlled drugs and failure to appear on charges of misdemeanor theft. Her deposit is set at $ 1 million.
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