Bond hearing postponed for Thaddeus Aaron

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A bond hearing for a Selma man charged with capital murder and first-degree assault was postponed Wednesday.

Dallas County District Judge Bob Armstrong granted a continuance Wednesday afternoon to Thaddeus Aaron’s court-appointed attorney, Greg Toler.

Aaron, 29, is charged in the Oct. 20 shooting death of Helen Roper. Aaron also is charged in the shooting of Roper’s brother, Marvin Maul.

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Aaron appeared in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon dressed in a green and blue Polo shirt and blue jeans. He was shackled.

The accused did not speak until the judge asked him if he had an attorney to represent him. Aaron answered softly, “No.”

Toler and Aaron huddled in a corner of the courtroom for about 30 minutes as the judge heard other cases.

When Armstrong called for the hearing, Toler asked for more time to prepare his case.

Assistant District Attorney John Oxford said he had no problem with the continuance, as the judge had just appointed Toler to the case.

The next scheduled hearing for Aaron is set for 1:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Dallas County Courthouse.