A Stephens County jury recommends the death penalty in the punishment phase of Miles Bench trial.
Miles Bench has been found guilty of first degree murder.
Attorneys for a former store clerk accused of killing a 16-year-old girl filed a motion to move his trial out of Stephens County.
A high profile murder trial in Stephens County has been pushed to next year.
A request for a third round of competency tests for murder defendant Miles Bench was denied.
A hearing to determine whether the accused murderer of a Stephens County girl should have another competency exam before his trial is set for Friday morning.
Miles Bench has already twice been determined competent to stand trial for the murder of 16-year-old Braylee Henry.
Miles Bench is charged in the death of Braylee Henry.
A jury decided Thursday that a former store clerk is competent to stand trial for the death of a young Velma teen.
A competency trial in Stephens County is now underway for a man accused of murdering a teenage girl.
Another Stephens County murder case had been on the January trial docket also, but last month the district attorney announced it would be on the April docket.
A convenience store clerk has pleaded not guilt after being accused of killing a 16 year-old girl last year in Stephens County.
The community of Velma gathered today to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Braylee Rae Henry.