By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
The trial of Franklin Fitzpatrick opened this morning in Lafayette County with opening statements by prosecution and defense attorneys and the calling of the prosecution’s first witness, Matt Thrasher.
Fitzpatrick is charged with capital murder in the Dec. 3, 2010, shooting death of Tippah County Deputy Sheriff DeWayne Crenshaw.
A jury from Attala County is hearing the much-publicized case.
More as it is available.