The Mix was present in the courtroom just moments ago as Judge Larry Langley ruled in the jury trial sounding docket hearing for Kyle Lewis Brannon, 19, of Muldrow. Judge Langley ruled that there is sufficient evidence in the case against Brannon to move forward with a jury trial. A court date for that trial has been set for October 6. The state also asked for full submission of discovery evidence from Brannon's attorney, Steven Ramm, to be submitted to the court on September 26.
The courtroom was filled with Christian Mayberry supporters, most dressed in burgundy to show their support, plus the Mayberry family, local and national media. Brannon was not present for today's docket hearing.
On April 15 Brannon was charged with destroying evidence and obstructing an officer. He entered a not guilty plea on April 30. The charges were filed in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw in relation to an ATV crash on September 2013 that left Christian Mayberry, 16, at the time, paralyzed. In the case against Brannon, it is alleged that he and a juvenile friend cleaned up the crash site, removing beer containers and a cooler, so that those involved would not be blamed for the crash and Mayberry's injuries.
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