Adkins Trial Pushed to April 2023

Hailey Dunn’s accused murderer, Shawn Adkins, was granted a continuance to have his trial pushed back to April 11, 2023 at a recent pre-trial hearing at the Mitchell County Courthouse. 

The State handed over boxes of additional evidence as well as a hard drive filled with 2 terabytes of new evidence. The new evidence is said to include video interviews. 

Adkins’ trial was scheduled to have started on June 28. 

 As a result of this new evidence, the Defense has requested additional discovery time to go over the evidence. The Defense also suggested that it might not be able to  get an impartial hearing at its current location and is expected to file a motion for a change of venue to move the case out of Mitchell County and the 32 District Court. This request must be approved by a judge. If granted, this would further delay justice in the death of Dunn.

It was back in December 2010 that the Colorado City teenager went missing. 

Dunn’s remains were found at Lake JB Thomas in Scurry County on March 16, 2013...


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