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Grizzle death going to trial early 2014
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
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Jones County Superior Court had no treats for either prosecutors or defense attorneys during its Oct. 31 motion day.

Defense attorney Holly Edwards was the first up with pretrial motions in preparation of the case of Waylon Earl Goodson, who is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Brittany Grizzle.

At the end of the proceeding, Superior Court Judge Hulane George continued the motions, and it was agreed that both sides would be ready for trial in February or March of next year.

District Attorney Fred Bright said he would be handling the case personally and told the court that his office has an open file policy.

“We will give the defense everything we have,” he stated.

Bright noted that Edwards filed a speedy trial motion on behalf of her client, and the clock is ticking. The prosecutor said he plans to meet with the family of the victim again to work out the case, but he felt sure it would go to trial.

Edwards said she was prepared to go forward with pretrial motions that day and had witnesses subpoenaed and ready.

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