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Kilgore man waives right to jury trial in Upshur County murder case

By Staff Reports
Dec. 5, 2017 at 5:27 p.m.
Updated Dec. 5, 2017 at 5:27 p.m.

Xavier Mumphrey (Upshur County Jail photo)

A Kilgore man has waived his right to a jury trial in an Uphsur County murder case.

Xavier Mumphrey, 19, is one of four defendants in the March shooting death of 29-year-old Kendrick Lemichael Jackson.

The court will proceed with its case against Mumphrey in January, according to information released by Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd’s office.

Jury selection is set on Jan. 8 for co-defendant Decorian Quantez Robbins, 19, of Avinger, the release said.

Devontay Hunter, 20, of Lone Star and Alize Sharda McFall, 20, of Kilgore are also charged in Jackson’s death.

Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb said in March that his deputies responded about 6:24 p.m. o0n March 28 to reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Jackson shot to death in his home, he said. Jackson lived in the Lafayette community of Upshur County.

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