Jury selection underway for 2010 Lufkin murder suspect - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Jury selection underway for 2010 Lufkin murder suspect

Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Jury selection is underway for a murder trial of a Lufkin woman accused in a drive-by shooting in January 2010.

The trial for Kendall Jo Thompson, 20, is scheduled to begin in District Judge Barry Bryan's courtroom on Tuesday.

Thompson, her then-boyfriend, Elton Leroyce Gibson Jr., of Lufkin, and Johnx Ray Greer, 20, of Lufkin, are charged in the death of Joseph Cooper, 63, on Cottonbelt Street in Lufkin.

According to an arrest affidavit, a witness said Cooper was in the house when he heard gunshots outside. He then went outside and about five to ten minutes later, Cooper was hit by a bullet.

The affidavit states Cooper was not involved in the initial conflict on the street, which began when a man "pie-faced" Thompson. Thompson left the scene and returned with Gibson and Greer and one of them fired the gun at the house, according to the affidavit.

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