OZARK, Ala (WDHN)— The Alabama Attorney General has taken the position as lead prosecutor in the Coley McCraney murder trial, per court documents.

Attorney General Steve Marshall and his Assistant Attorney General Jimmy L. Thomas will take over the prosecution after Dale County Assistant District Attorney David Emery was hurt in a bicycle accident.

McCraney is accused of killing teenagers Tracie Hewlett and J.B. Beasley in 1999.

Earlier this week, McCraney was denied bond after being in jail since his arrest in 2019. His trial date has been set for April 17, 2023.

WDHN has reached out to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and is awaiting a response.

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