Killeen: New trial date set for man accused of killing police officer
A district judge has set a new trial date for a Killeen man who is accused of killing a police officer during a raid on a local house.
Judge John Gauntt, in 27th District Court, set Marvin Louis Guy for trial on his capital murder charge on September 26.
Guy is charged with capital murder in connection with the May 9, 2014 fatal shooting of Killeen police Officer Charles Dinwiddie and two counts of attempted capital murder in connection with the wounding of two other officers during the same event.
Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza has said he’ll seek the death penalty for Guy at trial.
The trial date was set off because Guy’s original attorney was released from the case and a new attorney was appointed.
The new attorney, Carlos Garcia, of Austin, told the judge he needed additional time to prepare his case and to complete discovery from the state.
Dinwiddie was killed when he was shot in the face during the execution of a “no knock” drug search warrant at a house.
No drugs were found in the home.