DEATH PENALTY WON’T BE SOUGHT IN BLINN STUDENT MURDER

  

The death penalty will not be sought for any of the four defendants accused of killing a Blinn College student in 2014.

Trey Alan Kurtz
(KBTX-TV 3)

Four people have been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Trey Kurtz.

Only one of the men accused was 18 years old at the time of the crime. Several years ago, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to seek death against anyone that was under 18 at the time of the offense

Kurtz’ body was discovered lying in the intersection of Seelhorst and Dark Streets near downtown Brenham just before midnight on October 30, 2014.  He was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.

19-year old Michael Charles Dixon Jr., 18-year old J.B. Wright, 18-year old Deperrion Lott, and 20-year old Jordan Alexander Graves, all of Brenham, have been charged with murder.

Only Graves, who was 18 at the time of Kurtz’s death, would be subject to being sentenced to be executed. However, District Attorney Julie Renken says they do not plan on seeking capital punishment on him under the facts they have about his involvement.

A trial date has not been set.