Murder Trial Reset in Vanderburgh County

A man accused of murder will stand trial in Vanderburgh County but not as scheduled. According to Vanderburgh County Superior Court the murder trial for Demarco Thomas has been reset. Thomas faces multiple charges after police say he beat Patrick Bryant which resulted in injuries that lead to Bryant's death.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 9:29 AM
Updated: Apr 12, 2021 12:07 PM

A murder trial for an Evansville man was scheduled to begin Monday morning in Vanderburgh Superior Court but it's been reset. The court could not confirm a reason as to why the trial is being pushed back.

Demarco Thomas is charged with murdering Patrick Bryant in April 2019. Bryant was taken to an area hospital after being found unresponsive in his apartment. About a month later he died from his injuries.

According to court records Thomas admitted to attacking Bryant after the victim spoke to Thomas using a racial slur.

Thomas is being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Jail as he awaits trial.

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