Trial Date Set For Pulaski County Man Charged with Murder

A new trial date of January 25th has been set in the case against 64-year-old, Thomas Ray Burton of Somerset.

Burton is charged with murder, following a road rage incident in June of 2019 where, Ervin Phillips, age 73 died after being struck by a blunt object at traffic light four in Somerset.  

Burton has stated that Phillips poked him with his cane which then prompted Burton to pick up an object from inside his vehicle to defend himself.