COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A jury trial for a Colbert County man that was supposed to begin more than six months ago has a new date set, according to court records.

57-year-old Richard Kevin Hester of Decatur is expected to face a jury on August 22, 2022, at the Colbert County Courthouse. Hester was arrested on January 14, 2020, after being indicted by a grand jury on a capital murder charge.

Trial for 2019 Colbert County murder case begins today Richard Kevin Hester Colbert Co
Richard Kevin Hester
(Colbert Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Hester is accused of shooting and killing 34-year-old John Thomas “J.T.” Call in September of 2019 in Tuscumbia.

Officials at the time said that Tuscumbia Police Officers responded to a call from someone that lived near the scene who reported hearing a gunshot around 9:45 p.m. Detectives found Call dead inside a white pickup truck from a single gunshot wound.

According to police, the truck was sitting at the corner of John Street and Hobson Street.

Hester was arrested a few days after the incident but was later released from the Colbert County Jail.

A pretrial docket hearing for Hester is scheduled for August 16.