Last suspect in Sherman hotel clerk killiing formally indicted for capital murder

Reginald Vernard Campbell Jr.
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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Reginald Vernard Campbell was formally indicted Wednesday for capital murder for his role in the death of a hotel clerk.

Campbell has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Brandon Hubert, 32, of Denison whom authorities allege was shot and killed by Campbell during the commission of a robbery this past August at the Quality Suites Hotel in Sherman.

Prosecutors have not ruled out seeking the death penalty. "This will be a long process, but we are in the process of beginning it and we look forward to presenting it to a jury in Grayson County," Prosecutor Keyre Ashmore said.

Campbell, 24, was taken into custody this past October in Mount Vernon, N.Y., a suburb of New York City.

Campbell was also one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted Fugitives at the time of his capture.

Karalyn Marie Cross, 19, and Nikeya Grant, 24, were also arrested on capital murder warrants in connection with the shooting.

Court documents show on Aug. 10, Cross was out with her boyfriend, Campbell, and her roommate Grant.

The trio went to Oklahoma to a local strip club, then to a casino, where they left before sunrise.

Records state the trio came up with the idea to rob a hotel, so they tried the Super 8 off U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman, but the clerk was in a protected area, so they went to the Quality Suites, where Hubert was working at the front desk.

A security camera captured the trio pulling into the parking lot.

Documents state Campbell put on a mask, walked in the lobby, and after a brief struggle, shot Hubert in the head.

A coworker found Hubert laying in a pool of blood hours later, and called 911.

During a police interview, Cross and Grant admitted to driving Campbell to Dallas after the murder so he could leave the area.

Hubert was working as a hotel clerk while attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. His family has set up a scholarship fund in his name at the university.



 
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