Elmore County Murder Case Heads Back to Court

It's a place filled with happy times and a place surrounded by sorrow. "July 29, 2003 forever changed our lives," said Betty Holman.

July 23, 2003 is the day Betty and Pete Holman's middle child, Ronnie, was gunned down outside his home.  Mrs. Holman says, "If you had asked Ronnie where the safest place was, he would have said his home."

Officers arrested two brothers for the shooting, Jared and Jason Murphy. Jason went on trial a year ago. It ended with a hung jury.  Ronnie's sister Donna Bush says the family felt, "disbelief."

Now, the family is preparing for the re-trial. "It's like burying Ronnie all over again," says Bush.

They'll make the trip to Clanton everyday of the trial.  Regardless of the outcome, they say it will never be over. "A holiday doesn't go by, a day goes by, we don't think of Ronnie," says Bush.

District Attorney Randall Houston expects jury selection to wrap up Wednesday and the trial to start Thursday. A trial date has not been set for Jared Murphy. 
The judge moved the trial to Clanton because of pre-trial publicity in Elmore County.