An Arlington man charged with homicide within the dying of his boyfriend final summer season close to Tyler State Park denied a 40-year plea deal on Monday.
Robert Ernst Worth, 51, is accused of inflicting the dying of Nathaniel Charles Snell, 32, of Arlington, on July 20, 2020 on the Exxon Meals Mart comfort retailer within the 14900 block of Farm-to-Market Street 14 close to Tyler State Park.
Throughout a Zoom listening to on Monday, the prosecution within the case stated a suggestion of 45 years was initially made, which was later decreased to 40 years on March 9.
Worth advised Choose Kerry Russell of the seventh District Court docket that he rejects the 40-year supply, including that he needs a jury trial.
In response to the Smith County judicial information, Worth’s jury is presently scheduled for April 5. Worth has been within the Smith County Jail since July 23, 2020 on a $500,000 bond.
Russell famous throughout the listening to that jury trials are shifting slowly resulting from COVID-19 precautions.
In response to the arrest warrant affidavit, safety cam footage reveals a automobile within the car parking zone of the shop within the early morning of July 20 final yr when a gunshot is heard. A person matching Snell’s description jumps out of the automobile passenger facet and runs into the shop. The automobile then leaves the car parking zone.
Gadgets from Snell’s pockets later led to the Smith County Sheriff’s Workplace to an Arlington neighborhood. Officers searched an Arlington residence, the place they discovered a automobile just like the one seen within the Exxon car parking zone. A roommate of each Worth and Snell agreed to provide the police an announcement, the affidavit acknowledged.
The roommate stated Snell and Worth have been arguing within the early morning of July 20, and the choice was made for Snell to cease dwelling within the dwelling. The roommate stated he noticed Worth sleeping alone on July 21 within the Arlington home, the affidavit learn.
The doc acknowledged Worth was seen crying and took Snell’s belongings to a Goodwill drop field.