Brett Aaron Lippert, at left, is led into the Young County 90th District Courtroom Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing by a Young County Sheriff’s Office deputy and other court representatives. Lippert, of Fredricksburg, was charged with the capital murder of Justin Williams, of Graham, and was indicted March 29.
Leader photo by Mike Williams
Lippert awaiting trial on capital murder charge
Brett Aaron Lippert, the suspect charged with capital murder in the death of Justin Williams, appeared in court Tuesday for an update as his case awaits trial. Lippert, 37, of Fredricksburg, was indicted on March 29 for the murder of Williams, 49, of Graham, who was found dead in his home Sunday, Feb. 28.
During the pre-trial hearing, 90th Judicial District Judge Stephen Bristow said the defense had filed 33 motions, for which the state needed to file responses.
“We are still early on in the process,” Bristow said. “This is step two of a 50-step process. We are a far cry from an actual trial date.”
Bristow stressed that he wanted to speed up the process now that the court is allowed to have jury trials. He added that the court has had one jury trial since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. Lippert faces charges for capital murder, burglary of habitation and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
For the rest of the story, see the July 17 edition of The Graham Leader.