Former Mesquite Officer Returns To The Stand Today

Curt Lewis
July 19, 2019 - 6:41 am

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Former Mesquite police officer Derek Wily will be back on the stand this morning, continuing his testimony about that night in 2017 when he shot a man who turned out to have been un-armed.

Yesterday, Wily told the court he, in the heat of the moment, believed Lyndo Jones had a gun and he feared for his own life. 

Wiley said he mis-took Jones for a burglar when he found him sitting in a pick-up that, it was later determined, belonged to Jones. 

Earlier this week, Jones spent hours on the stand himself getting grilled by defense lawyers.