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Trial Date Not Set in Death Penalty Case

By Lindsey Connell - bio | e-mail

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  A five-year-old death penalty case out of Harris County has hit yet another snag, delaying justice for a victim's family.

Three men are accused of murdering Al Wilson.

Rodderick Johnson, Alexander Johnson and Raymon Walton are accused of throwing Al Wilson down a well.

They all face kidnapping and murder charges.

The victim's bones were found near the Talbot and Harris County line back in 2004.

Investigators say the three men killed Wilson because he knew about a theft at the mobile homes sales company where he worked.

Officials say the case has been bogged down by delays.

"At one point, the District Attorney, Julia Slater, represented one of the individuals and that was before it was a death penalty case. So as a result, now that she is the prosecutor, a special prosecutor will have to be assigned to prosecute that case," said Alonza Whitaker, Assistant District Attorney.

The District Attorney's Office hopes an attorney will be assigned to the case within the next few weeks.

The judge assigned to the case says a trial date has not been set.

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