Judge sets trial date for man charged with killing Jackson store clerk
JACKSON, Tenn. — Urshawn Miller had a final chance Monday morning to enter a plea agreement after being indicted in May. He’s accused in an armed robbery and murder last November.
“I show he’s charged with several offenses, first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony, especially aggravated robbery, attempted first-degree murder …,” Madison County Circuit Court Judge Don Allen said.
Miller is accused of shooting and killing Ahmad Dhalai outside the Bull Market gas station and convenience store.
He appeared in the same courtroom three weeks ago, and the judge extended his plea as it seemed a plea agreement was being reached. But there was no agreement made.
Since Miller did not enter a guilty plea, Judge Allen said he would like a trial on Nov. 15.
“The state filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty, and/or seek a sentence of life without parole. That was maybe last Friday,” Judge Allen said.
Judge Allen did say the state could have filed that notice earlier.
“I know the state’s kind of late filing their notice, but as I said, this has been scheduled for appearances in June, July, August, again today. The state filed their notice at the end of last week,” Judge Allen said.
Miller’s attorney said they may not be ready for trial by November.
Miller will reappear at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 to enter any motions that need to be made before trial.