Jury trial set for Denison man accused of shooting, killing his friend

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- A Denison man will stand trial for the murder of Devin Owens, a man he called a friend.

27 year-old Brandon Jeffrey was in court this afternoon for a pre-trial hearing in the death of 25 year-old Devin Owens.

Police said Jeffrey pointed a handgun at Owens' head inside a car in a Denison bar parking lot and pulled the trigger.

Jeffrey told police he thought the gun was empty.

Owens died days after the incident.

Jeffrey was arrested for manslaughter but is now also facing a murder charge.

Jury trial is set for August.

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