Sabine County, Texas-

A Sabine County man charged with the murder of 19-year old Livye Lewis was scheduled to stand trial this month, but the date has been moved.

Sabine County District Attorney Kevin Dutton issued a press release on April 16, 2021, in regards to the pending murder trial set for Matthew Edgar. “The court has set an expedited court date of July 12, 2021.” 

Edgar was indicted on March 16, for the Oct. 31, 2020 murder.

Dutton told Daily News, the July trial date had been reset to September 27. "Right now the location has not been moved from Sabine County." Dutton added that even if the location were to move from Sabine County, the outcome will be the same. 

Family, friends, and community have demanded justice for Livye, and emotions ran high after Edgar was released on bond in April.

The indictment alleges Edgar, "intentionally, and knowingly caused the death of Livye Heathyr Lewis"... "by discharging a rifle and striking her about the neck and upper body." 


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