Bright Murder Trial Begins Tuesday in Fayette County


Published on September 21 2020 5:03 pm
Last Updated on September 21 2020 5:03 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The long-awaited murder trial of David Bright begins Tuesday in Fayette County Circuit Court.

Jury selection was completed Monday. Opening statements will begin at 9am in Vandalia.

The 71-year-old Bright is charged with two counts of first degree murder for allegedly striking James Skinner of rural Brownstown in the head in September of 2017.

Bright is being held in Fayette County Jail in Vandalia on $1 million bond.