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Murder trial begins Tuesday for Brownwood hit-and-run suspect

Samuel Jaurez was indicted during March 2017 on two counts of murder with a deadly weapon. Juarez had been arrested in December for being involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed 8-year-old Daylan Franklin.

BROWNWOOD, Texas - A suspect in a deadly hit-and-run accident goes on trial Tuesday for murder for allegedly killing an 8-year-old Brownwood boy.

The trial for Samuel Juarez Jr., 35, will begin at 9 a.m. inside the 35th Judicial District Court.

He waived his right to a jury trial on Oct. 5.

Police said Juarez was driving drunk when he hit and killed Daylan Franklin on Dec. 17, 2016, in Brownwood.

Juarez's attorney told KTXS that his client is a military veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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