WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) - Kristen Westfall had her final court appearance in Tyler County before her case will be moved to Brazos County for trial in August.
Westfall is charged with Capital Murder for the death of Nathan and Krystal Maddox at a Tyler County church on Jan. 18, 2015. Westfall had a pre-trial hearing to get documents ready for her trial that is set to begin Aug.9. Kristen is the third Westfall family member to face judgment in the case. In May, Westfall's brother Cameron and mother, Letha both accepted plea deals for their role in the alleged crime.
Cameron Paul Westfall, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree tampering with evidence. The judge deferred finding of guilt contingent upon Westfall testifying against his family. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each charge. Letha was given a life sentence with parole option after 30 years. Letha will also have to testify is asked.
"I think it is pretty evident that with a criminal element they are not going to be pretty loyal from a family standpoint," Nathan Maddox's father Jim Maddox said.
The trial was moved after a request from the office of the attorney general requested the move. A final pre-trial will take place on Aug.8 with jury selection the following day. Nathan's father Jim Maddox is not concerned about the move and believes the evidence will speak for its self.
"I'm not worried," Maddox said. "If the jury has heard anything or not. I think the facts will be overwhelming."
In May, when Letha accepted her plea deal. Maddox said the family had less than 24 hours to come up with victim impact statements. this time the family will have more than a month.
"It's been 2 1/2 years so there is a certain anxiousness to get this over and some anxiety to get this over with, " Maddox said.
Krystal Maddox's family feels the same way.
"It's hard to put that much emotion, that much pain, that much anger on paper," Rhonda Humphus, mother of Krystal Maddox said. "For me, part of my statement is wanting to make her feel; wanting to make her feel what she did."