Trial of Grimes Co. Man Accused of Killing Neighbor Underway

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From our News 3 network partners at the Navasota Examiner.

The trial of a Grimes County man charged with killing his neighbor back in 2012 is underway.

Witnessess take the stand Wednesday morning in the murder trial of 58-year-old James Allen Bundage.

He's accused of shooting and killing 55-year-old Patrick David McHale Senior after arguing over a fence in 2012.

Investigators say they found McHale dead outside his barn in September of 2012 with a gunshot wound.

Deputies with the Grimes County Sheriff's Office later found Bundage in some woods near the crime scene.

According to authorities, the two had been neighbors for eight years and had a long history of disputes.

McHale claimed Bundage threatened to shoot his family at one point.

Bundage's trial is expected to last until Friday.

Grimes County District Attorney Tuck Moody McLain says they are not seeking the death penalty.

Bundage remains jailed on $250,000 bond.