The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing Stephenville resident Jeff Sewalt has been reset for Monday, July 14.
District Attorney Alan Nash said the trial will likely last seven to 10 days.
Troy Doud, 48, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Sewalt, whose body was discovered Feb. 1, 2013 in an enclosed porch at his home, according to an arrest affidavit.
Investigators said it appears the murder was part of a deal gone bad.
According to the affidavit, Doud owed Sewalt money, and Sewalt was holding the title of Doud's truck as collateral.
On the day he was killed, Sewalt reportedly told a business associate he was scheduled to meet Doud at his house later that afternoon to collect the money in exchange for the title.
Before Sewalt left the business associate's office, she asked if he wanted her to keep the title. Sewalt reportedly motioned to his shirt pocket where the title was kept and said "no."
Hours later, Sewalt was dead and the title was missing, the affidavit states.
Before his arrest, Doud reportedly told investigators he had received the vehicle title from Sewalt several weeks prior to the murder after paying back the loan. He also admitted to speaking with Sewalt shortly after 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the murder.
No murder weapon has been recovered.
Doud remains incarcerated at the Erath County Jail held on a $750,000 bond.