Hancock man could face death in landlord’s murder
By Dwayne Bremer
Aug 2, 2013, 18:56
Hancock County sheriff’s deputies transport Timothy Evans to a court hearing in November 2011. Evans is accused of the murder of his landlord, 70-year-old Wanda Holling.
Accused murderer Timothy Evans is set to stand trial on Aug. 19 in Hancock County Circuit Court.
Evans, 65, is accused of robbing and killing his landlord, 70-year-old Wanda Holling, of Kiln on Jan. 2, 2010.
Authorities said Evans dumped Holling's body in a wooded area in Harrison County and then fled to Florida.
He was arrested and charged with murder a few months later.
The case has taken several twists and turns since Evans was arrested. While incarcerated, he has filed several lawsuits against authorities, all of which have been dismissed or withdrawn.
He was also ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation which has been completed, officials said.
Evans was indicted last year on a charge of capital murder and several continuances granted in the case.
On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson heard several motions pertaining to the case related to potential admission or suppression of evidence.
Local attorney Todd Todd Thriffiley is representing Evans.
If convicted, Evans faces the possibility of the death penalty.