Brewer Trial Not In Jasper

On April 28, 1999, a judge made the official statement that the capital murder trial of Lawrence Russell Brewer would not be held in Jasper.

District Attorney Guy James Gray had fought successfully to keep the trial in Jasper, but Gray later voiced his concern that Jasper may work in Brewer's favor during the appeals process if convicted.

Later in May of 1999, it was decided that Bryan, TX would be the location for the trial.