2 Ark men charged with murder face December trial

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Two Fort Smith, Arkansas, men accused of
killing an Oklahoma man are scheduled to go on trial Dec. 6.

Sebastian County Circuit Court Judge James Cox ordered two days
be set aside for the trial of Quincy Plessy and Jamal Gibson, who
are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Thomas X.
Clayton of Poteau, Okla.

Investigators say Clayton was shot 10 times, then was thrown
from a vehicle.

Cox also set an Oct. 8 pretrial hearing and gave attorneys an
Aug. 27 deadline for filing all motions.

The defendants remained in the Sebastian County jail on $750,000

Plessy's attorney, Barry Neal, didn't immediately return a call
Sunday seeking comment. Gibson's lawyer, John Joplin, couldn't be
reached for comment.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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