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Curran murder trial begins in Cameron

Jury expected to get case later this week

Currin Currin CAMERON—The murder trial of Gordon Lee Currin, on trial for the Oct. 20, 2008, shooting death of Gregory Storey at a Milano barbecue restaurant, is expected to go to a 20th District Court jury later this week.

A jury was seated Monday and Prosecutor Kerry Spears began her presentation of the state's case on Tuesday.

Spears was to have continued calling witnesses on Wednesday.

Following the presentation by Currin's defense attorney the case should be handed over to a jury.

Currin, 76, drove to the Milam County Sheriff's office and turned himself in after the shooting of 48-year-old Storey at Roadside Barbecue, according to Sheriff David Greene.

Greene Storey sustained three shotgun wounds in the back.

The sheriff told The Reporter there had been "bad blood" between the families, including a third family not involved in the shooting, over operation of the restaurant.

"It (the feud) was something that's been going on for a while," Greene said.

He said the sheriff's department had investigated numerous disturbance and civil standby calls at the restaurant and two misdemeanor arrests in connection with the feud had been made the week before the shooting.

Storey Storey A .12-gauge shotgun was recovered at the site of the shooting.


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