It was reported today that defendant Chris Ferrell was set to face trial in the
killing of country singer Wayne Mills today on November 17th 2014.
Chris Ferrell, 44, is charged with second-degree murder and is free on $150,000 bond
in the Nov. 23 killing of Mills. On Friday, Ferrell’s attorney, David Raybin, asked
the judge to remove a GPS bracelet that Ferrell has been forced to wear.
Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier denied the motion, but lowered the costs Ferrell is
required to pay for that monitoring to $100 per month. He then set the November 17th trial date.
Authorities say Ferrell was at his bar, Pit and Barrel, when he shot Mills, 44. Ferrell
has argued that the shooting of his friend was in self defense, after a dispute on unauthorized
smoking in the establishment.
The establishment was called the Pit And Barrel by the popular TV reality show “Bar Rescue”
which after confirming they would pull the episode instead aired it on Spike TV.
Autopsy confirmed Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head.
The courtroom will be open to the public and I have taken a vacation period
to attend the trial.