The first Angelina County felony jury trial in more than a year was stopped Tuesday when defendant Billy Ray Pegues told the court he wished to fire his attorney, John Reeves.

State District Judge Bob Inselmann told Pegues he hopes he will reconsider by the time court resumes at 9 a.m. today — otherwise, Pegues will represent himself.

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