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Verdict Rendered in Bench Trial of Tony Crayton

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8TH District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt announced Wednesday morning that he has determined that Tony Crayton of Sulphur Springs is guilty of murder.  The decision followed two-days of testimony before Judge Northcutt by District Attorney Will Ramsey and Defense Attorney Martin Braddy.  Judge Northcutt set the sentencing phase of the trial for November 24-25 in his court.  Crayton is on trial for the October 2013 murder of his wife, Jessica Tyler Townsend Crayton, whose body was discovered by police officers in her Morris Street home.  A short time later, police were told that Crayton had jumped off of the League Street Bridge onto I-30 injuring himself.

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