Former Lufkin murder suspect back in court

Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Kendall Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin woman cleared of a murder charge was back in court Thursday afternoon for an unrelated manner, stemming from a 2009 arrest.

Kendall Jo Thompson, 20, is accused of trying to bring drugs into the Angelina County Jail, when she was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to prosecuting attorney Katrina Carswell, Thompson had two pills stuffed in her bra.

In Judge Barry Bryan's courtroom, a trial date on the charge was set for July 13. Thompson waived her right to a jury and Bryan will hear the case and determine a verdict.

A jury found Thompson not guilty of murder in May, in connection to a drive-by shooting death of a Lufkin man in January 2010.

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