Trial date set for murder suspect


The DeKalb County woman accused of killing an elderly man will go to trial in December. Patty Westbrook is charged with the capital murder of Pete Batey.

Investigators say Westbrook shot the 70-year-old in a church parking lot in Geraldine in March of 2011. According to investigators she stole his vehicle.

Guntersville Police found and arrested Westbrook a short time later.

Westbrook will go to trial at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Fort Payne on December 10th.