HOT TOPIC: Pre-trial motions in the Jackie Martez Guthrie murder case were scheduled to begin today in Judge Dan Moore’s 173rd District Court, according to Henderson County judicial records.
The motions were originally scheduled for Jan. 15, but were postponed.
Guthrie is charged in connection with the shooting death of Chantel Barrett, 18.
Barrett was found dead in a Coffee City residence by police on Thursday, July 19, while responding to a call about gunshots. Guthrie, 23, was quickly identified as a suspect and a manhunt was initiated. The suspect was believed to have also kidnapped 19-year-old Tiffany Hurd, who was eight months pregnant with Guthrie’s child at the time.
Guthrie was arrested 24 hours later in Galveston. Hurd was with him in Galveston.
He also faces a charge of theft of a firearm.
At the time of his arrest, Guthrie was already serving probation for burglary of a habitation.
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