LUFKIN — The capital murder trial of Kerry Jock Woodard, a Lufkin sex offender accused in the December 2010 death of his girlfriend’s 3 year old son, started yesterday. According to KETK, Woodard’s case will be heard by an Angelina County jury in state district Judge Barry Bryan’s courtroom. Woodard was charged with capital murder in the beating death of Zi’Keishun “Zi” Lane, who was injured while in Woodard’s care while the child’s mother, Valerie Mosby, was at work.
Lane was rushed to a local hospital, and then airlifted to a Houston hospital, where he later died. His autopsy showed more than 100 bruises and liver damage. At the time of Woodard’s arrest, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department called it the worst alleged child abuse death they’d seen.