Pre-trial hearings continue for accused killer of Texas Tech pol

Pre-trial hearings continue for accused killer of Texas Tech police officer

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Hollis Daniels, the Texas Tech student accused of executing Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr. appeared at the Lubbock County Courthouse Friday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing.

This marked one of the first steps in the capital murder case against him, as family members watched with tears in their eyes. 

This hearing is nearly a year and a half after Daniels allegedly executed Officer East.

The Tech Police Department arrested Daniels on October 9, 2017, after a welfare check at his apartment.

Court records show Officer East was doing paperwork at the station with Daniels in a briefing room, where Daniels was not in cuffs. 

Police reported Daniels then pulled a gun and shot Officer East in the back of the head. Investigators were quick to clarify, however, that it was not Officer East's service weapon.

From there, Daniels went on the run and the manhunt carried on for hours, where he was caught near the Coliseum.

Daniels faces up to life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

An official trial date for the case is expected soon. 

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