Trial date set for man accused of killing his mother

A trial date was set Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court for Jamal Mounts, the man accused of killing his mother and assaulting his aunt in March 2014.

Mounts appeared in court after a long delay between proceedings and defense attorney Stephanie Mize informed the court that “issues” with Mounts is what delayed them, but now he seems ready to move forward.

Mounts says as long as he gets a fair trial, he wants to start working towards a resolution.

Circuit Judge Andrew Self set a trial date for September 10 and a pretrial hearing for August 22.

The trial is expected to take a week. Mounts is accused of killing his mother, 65-year old Roxie Mounts, and assaulting 69-year old Marvelyn Spray on Elm Street in March 2014. He is charged with murder, burglary, assault and resisting arrest.