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By Tim Leeds 

COVID-19 restrictions delay former county attorney trial in Texas


Last updated 6/2/2020 at 7:42am

The trial of a former Hill County attorney accused of shooting her estranged husband in Abilene, Texas, has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson, who was appointed Hill County attorney in November 2018 and resigned in July 2018, was scheduled to go on trial in Taylor County District Court in Abilene today.

A court representative said trials have been postponed due to restrictions put in place to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and when the trials will resume is not known.

Cole-Hodgkinson was arrested and booked into jail in Abilene, Texas, Feb. 3, 2019, on...

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