Accused Murderer Goes on Trial in January

An East Texas man accused of shooting a woman to death will go on trial in January.

Eric Parnell of Pollok is charged with capital murder and aggravated sexual assault. Authorities said he killed 18-year-old Anna Franklin. Franklin was shot while riding in an SUV on Highway 69 outside of Pollok in May of 2005.

Parnell is also accused of shooting and raping another woman who was driving that SUV. He reportedly told police he was angry with the women because they did not speak favorably to him at a convenience store.

Parnell's trial is set for January 8th.