MARCH 19, 2006 -- A man accused of killing a Boiling Spring Lakes police officer is set to face a judge on Monday, for the first day of the high profile murder trial.
Darrell Maness is accused in the shooting death of Officer Mitch Prince during a routine traffic stop.
It's been more than a year since Prince was killed and now the grief stricken town and local law enforcement must come together. As the trial begins Monday, old emotions will be re-surfaced.
Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Richard White says support from the local community will be helpful during the trial.
"The community is so supportive, and I believe in the end justice will prevail. I just want to see closure to the tragedy," said White.
Stay with WECT as we follow the Maness trial during the first day on Monday.