Murder Trial for Brickle Hicks Starts Today

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A trial for a man accused of killing a woman in Bismarck in April of 2016 is set to begin this morning.
Emily Medalen is live with the details.

The trial for Morris Brickle Hicks will start today after its been reschedule 3 times.
Brickle-Hicks, of Bismarck, is being accused of murdering 40-year-old Misty Coffelt last year.

Police responded to reports of an unresponsive woman at around 8:52 on April 14, 2016 behind Runnings in South Bismarck.
Brickle Hicks was arrested shortly after.
Bismarck Police Detective Tyler Welk testified during preliminary hearings that Brickle-Hicks admitted to striking Misty Coffelt in the face about six times and dragging her body to the area between the pallets in the lot by Runnings.
Brickle Hicks allegedly told police he believed Coffelt was breathing at the time he left her but knew her injuries were life-threatening.
Brickle-Hicks has been held at the Burleigh County Detention Center since he was arrested for the crime, April 15th.

The trial at the Burleigh County Courthouse will begin this morning.
Brickle-Hicks will be plain clothes and no restraints for the jury trial which is expected to last 5 days.

If convicted of double A felony murder, Brickle Hicks could spend life in prison.
 

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