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Dickerson murder trial postponed; DWI case to move forward

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The murder trial of Jenna Cherish Dickerson, set to begin Tuesday, has been postponed on after Dickerson’s attorney Bruce Martin suffered a heart attack early this morning.

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Instead, the 97th District Court will move forward with a jury trial for Franklin M. Johnson, charged with DWI with a child under 15, a state jail felony.

Dickerson’s trial has been rescheduled for August, said Angela Short, witness coordinator for the 97th District Attorney’s Office. The trial of Terry L. Fincher, who faces a charge of indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, is set for April.

Dickerson, 27, is accused of killing her father, John Derek Hamlin, 46, on Nov. 13, 2011 at a home north of Dean.

Hamlin died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

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