Two bikers indicted for murder could have a joint trial

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:31:43-04

Two bikers indicted on murder charges over the shootout that happened outside the former Twin Peaks restaurant three years ago could have a joint trial next year.

Seth Sutton who is the attorney for defendant Jeff Battey said the McLennan County District Attorney's Office asked him if his client and Ray Allen could be tried together on Jan. 15. Sutton said they were close to each other at the scene of the shooting on May 17, 2015.

On Friday, the defense attorneys and prosecutors agreed on a trial date for the two members of the Bandidos Motorcycle club. However, it wasn't determined if they would be tried together.

"We're going to have the conversations about whether or not ultimately that's what's going to happen," Sutton said. "I think Battey and Allen are set for Jan. 15, we are just excited to have a date. We are excited to get our day in court, we can't wait."

Sutton said their story has not changed, and they can't wait to tell if for the trial.

"Our strategy from day one has been a chance to tell our story, and what our story is hasn't changed," Sutton said. "What our story is will acquit us from any type of charges."

The trial for Tom Mendez who was indicted for rioting was scheduled for Aug. 27. The trial of Jerry Pierson who was indicted for rioting has not been scheduled yet.

Glenn Walker who was indicted for murder changed his attorney on Friday. Therefore, both parties agreed to schedule a status hearing for his case for January.

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