OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – An Opelika man charged with murder went back to court on Monday. Timothy Williams' murder trial originally went to court in 2014 but ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury.
The case returns to court after a jury failed to convict 55-year-old Timothy Williams in the shooting death of 53-year-old Leon Grady. After two days of deliberations, the jury could not reach a verdict, and the judge declared a mistrial.
Police say they were called to the 400 block of Toomer Court in August 2012 where they found Grady suffering from a gunshot wound that he later died from.
Police say Williams and Grady were acquaintances and got involved in a confrontation which led to the shooting.
On Monday morning, a new jury was selected in the murder case. Testimony is expected to begin early Tuesday morning on March 17.