The trial was moved from Columbia County to Union County after defense attorney John Stroud of Texarkana requested a change of venue. He alleged his client couldn’t get a fair trial in the college town where the horses were stolen.
Cox is facing four counts theft of property over $5,000, two counts theft of property over $25,000, and two counts theft of property over $1,000.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Butler’s opening statement told a story of greed, revenge, and manipulation to jurors.
Jaci Rae Jackson is scheduled to testify against her mother this morning.