Two men accused of killing Pawnee County sheriff will stand trial


Tuesday, August 24th 2004, 7:19 am
By: News On 6


Two prison inmates will stand trial for the 2001 shooting death of a Pawnee County Sheriff.

A judge has ruled there's probable cause that James Taylor and Justin Walker committed the crime. They are each charged with first-degree murder and could be sentenced to death if convicted.

The two are accused of killing Pawnee County Sheriff Dwight Woodrell Junior. He was gunned down after interrupting a burglary at the Spess Drilling Company.