8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt, in lieu of a jury, will begin hearing testimony Monday in the murder trial of Tony Crayton, accused in the death of his wife, Jessica Tyler Townsend Crayton, at her home in October of last year. As police began to search for a suspect, they got a report that Crayton had jumped off the League Street Bridge onto I-30 injuring himself.
A murder trial got underway Monday morning for Tony Crayton, accused in the slaying of his wife Jessica Tyler Townsend Crayton at her Sulphur Springs home in October of last year. Shortly after the murder, Crayton jumped off the League Street Bridge onto I-30 injuring himself. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt has been asked to decide the case. Testimony got underway Monday and featured police officer accounts. The trial is expected to last at least three days.