Trial begins for man accused of trying to kill a Texas judge

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal prosecutors say a man charged with trying to kill a Texas judge had photos of her car and electronic is looking for her home address in his mobile phone.

Trial began Monday in Austin to host chimene Onyeri. He is charged with attempted murder and other counts in November 2015, the shooting of state District Judge Julie Kocurek. She survived.

The authorities say that Onyeri wanted Kocurek kill to avoid going to prison on a probation violation. He had before the court about a month earlier.

The judge’s son testified he drove the family home of a high school football game. He says that he had gotten out of the car to get a bag of leaves from the driveway when a man wearing black approached and fired.

Onyeri has pleaded not guilty.

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