A Sherman person indicted for the 2017 Halloween murder at Allen Plumbing in Denison will go on trial this week. Tyrone Dewayne Sommers, 51, is the next man or woman to face murder prices in Robert Allen’s demise.
Back again in October of 2018, Sommers was discovered by the Denison Police Division as the suspect in the Oct. 31, 2017 shooting death of Allen.
Allen’s physique was observed within his spouse and children business Allen Plumbing after police responded to a connect with about pictures fired at that area. The Dallas County Healthcare Examiner’s Office dominated Allen’s demise a murder.
Information introduced by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office at the time of Sommers’ arrest explained Allen was killed when Sommers was committing an aggravated assault or fatal carry out and although Sommers was making an attempt to flee from committing or making an attempt to commit a felony.
Previously this year, Allen’s grandchild’s father Timothy Barnum was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison after jurors found that he set up the killing.
In that demo, the prosecution claimed Barnum desired Allen useless mainly because Barnum thought Allen to be the driving force behind the criminal prices Barnum confronted with regard to Allen’s daughter and guiding her refusal to enable Barnum see his boy or girl.
In the 15th condition district court docket Monday, Choose Jim Fallon presided around the very first jury trial to be held in that courtroom given that the pandemic commenced as Assistant Grayson County District Attorney Kerye Ashmore advised jurors the point out ideas to prove that Sommers conspired with Barnum to kill Allen, possessed the gun that killed Allen and then disposed of that gun.
Ashmore mentioned they you should not have a large amount of witnesses to the discussions that took area in which Barnum and Sommers talked about killing Allen, but they do have phone information that show that Sommers was in the space all-around Allen Plumbing on the night Allen died. They also have statements that both of those Barnum and Sommers created to others right after the killing that implicate themselves and each individual other.
Sommers’ legal professional Jeromie Oney told jurors to shell out attention to the specifics in the circumstance and to the things that some of the witnesses say because in his opinion, their stories have altered a selection of moments because they first started off speaking to police. He pointed out that 1 of the state’s witnesses, Barnum’s father, perjured himself, and then was offered a offer to testify versus Barnum and Sommers to make all those rates go absent.
Oney mentioned the property that the point out contends his consumer obtained for killing Allen is not in his client’s name or possession. He also told them that the particular person who has previously been convicted of the crime has revealed in the previous that he is not scared to shoot somebody mainly because he shot his have father.
The 1st witness to testify Monday was Robert Allen’s spouse Stacy who talked about locating him useless on the flooring at Allen Plumbing on that Halloween evening in 2017.
The trial ongoing Tuesday.