The trial of an Arlington man charged with homicide within the taking pictures demise of his boyfriend this previous 12 months close to Tyler State Park has been postponed to a minimum of December.
Robert Ernst Value, 51, is accused of inflicting the demise of Nathaniel Charles Snell, 32, of Arlington, on July 20, 2020, on the Exxon Meals Mart comfort retailer within the 14900 block of FM 14.
Based on a courtroom order, the case will likely be positioned on the jury trial docket on Dec. 6 within the seventh District Courtroom. Nonetheless, in line with the courtroom, Value won’t be reached for trial as he’s roughly eighth on the docket.
In March, Value was supplied a 40-year sentence in a plea settlement. The sentence was initially set at 45 years however then was lowered, the prosecution mentioned. Value advised Decide Kerry Russell he rejected the 40-year supply and he wished a jury trial.
Based on the arrest warrant affidavit, safety digicam footage reveals a automobile within the car parking zone of the shop early on July 20 final 12 months when a gunshot is heard. A person matching Snell’s description jumps out of the automobile passenger aspect and runs into the shop.
Gadgets from Snell’s pockets later led 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 comfort retailer car parking zone, the affidavit said.
Snell and Value’s roommate in Arlington mentioned the pair had been arguing early on July 20 after Value discovered little one pornography on Snell’s cellphone and later meth paraphernalia in his bed room, in line with the police doc.
The choice was made for Snell to cease residing within the house. The roommate mentioned he noticed Value sleeping alone on July 21 within the Arlington home, the affidavit learn.
The doc said Value was seen crying and took Snell’s belongings to a Goodwill donation field.
Value has been within the Smith County Jail since July 23, 2020, on a $500,000 bond.