Hendry trial set to begin March 6

Jake Old • Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The trial for a Nashville man accused of shooting and killing 13-year-old C’Asia Patton in 2015 is scheduled to begin with motions March 6 at 8:30 a.m., according to court records. 

Joseph Hendry, 21, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder and assault, as well as one charge of criminal attempt to commit murder. 

Lebanon police charged 20-year-old Marvin Andre Bryant on Tuesday for his suspected involvement in the shooting. Hendry and Bryant each face the same charges.

Patton died in January 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center a few days after she received a single gunshot wound while sleeping during a drive-by shooting incident while at her grandmother’s home in Lebanon. 

U.S. marshals arrested Hendry the following week in Brentwood. He has remained in Wilson County Jail without bond. A Wilson County grand jury returned a six-count indictment on Hendry in 2015.

Hendry’s trial was previously scheduled for January, but Wilson County criminal court Judge Brody Kane rescheduled it. 

Bryant remained Wednesday in Wilson County Jail on $1 million bond.

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