TRINITY COUNTY- A jury trial has been scheduled for J.R. Powell, he’s the Trinity County man accused of murdering his step-father.
A trial date has been set for September 10th. J.R. Powell pleaded not guilty to the murder of 68-year old Jonathon William Powell of Ruth Lake. It happened in January of 2012. Jonathon Powell’s wife, Janet Powell came home to find her husband dead with gunshot wounds. Deputies rushed to the scene and after a search found no evidence of a break-in. Deputies later named J.R. Powell the suspect, he was later located in Southern Trinity County.
Powell maintains his innocence and will appear in court on September 9th for a pre-trial conference.