Night Club Homicide Update

A 24-year-old man charged with murder did not appear in court today.

Deandre Doyle Thomas was scheduled to appear in court today to fill out paperwork and to have a lawyer appointed to him. A sheriff's office employee tells us Thomas said he would hire his own attorney.

He is accused of stabbing 54-year-old Larry Landers, his father-in-law, multiple times at the Cabbage Patch Club in lufkin. Landers was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Thomas remains in the Angelina County jail.