Testimony under way in Pike Co. slaying

September 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Kendrick Cowart

MCCOMB – (AP) Security is tight in a murder trial in Pike County Circuit court involving a Summit man accused of beating and robbing a check cashing company employee.

On trial is 26-year-old Kendrick Cowart, on charges of murder, armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy.

The Enterprise-Journal reports Cowart is accused of robbing and fatally beating Sue Carter on July 10, 2009.

A jury was selected Monday in Grenada County and brought to Pike County Circuit Court for the trial, which is expected to last all week.

Co-defendants Terrance London and Tecory Wade have already pleaded guilty in the case.