Albert Leslie Love, Jr. (Jail photo)
WACO (December 11, 2012)—Barring an objection from McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, it appears the capital murder trial of the second defendant in a shooting outside a Waco apartment complex that left two dead and two injured will be moved to Georgetown.
Attorneys representing Albert Leslie Love, Jr., filed a motion seeking a change of venue last week and Tuesday morning County Auditor Stan Chambers told McLennan County Commissioners that State District Judge Ralph Strother plans to move the trial to Georgetown.
Reyna has 10 days in which to respond.
On Nov. 7, Rickey Donnell Cummings, 23, of Waco, was sentenced to death for the March 2011 deaths of Keenan Hubert, 20, and Tyus Sneed, 17, both of whom died in a hail of bullets as they sat inside a car parked at Lakewood Villas apartment complex.
Marion Bible, then 22, and Deontrae Majors, then 20, were wounded in the shooting, which prosecutors say was in retaliation for the April 2010 murder of Emuel Bowers III, 21, who was shot as he sat in his car at the intersection of Rose and McKeen Streets.
Love, Tyrece Edward Richards, Darvis Tyrell Cumings, and Kennedy Wayne Hardway, who's also known as Kevin Wayne Hardaway, were also indicted in the shooting, but prosecutors later dismissed the capital murder charge against Richards.
Ricky and Darvis Cummings and Tyrece Richards are brothers. Kennedy Hardway is their cousin, authorities said, and the four are closely associated with Love.