Murder trial scheduled for Mulberry Grove man

Murder trial scheduled for Mulberry Grove man

BROWNSTOWN, IL — The murder trial of a 70-year-old Mulberry Grove man has now been scheduled for March following numerous delays in the case.

A March 16, 2020 trial date was set Monday for David Bright who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the September 2017 shooting death of James Skinner at Skinnern’s rural Brownstown home. If convicted, Bright faces 20 years to life in prison for each count.

Bright’s murder trial has been delayed multiple times including when Bright was examined as to his mental fitness to stand trial. He has been held in the Fayette County Jail since his arrest with bail set at $1 million.

A motion hearing regarding the possible suppression of evidence is set for December 10.