BELTON — At a court hearing on Wednesday afternoon, a former Killeen City Council candidate accused of disrupting a Killeen City Council workshop last year officially rejected the plea deal offered by the state in favor of a jury trial. Mellisa Brown’s Class B misdemeanor charge of disrupting a meeting or procession is set to be heard by a jury on Dec. 2.
“They wanted me to apologize for my actions as part of the plea deal,” Brown told the Herald. “I’m glad to be getting to the trial stage now. It’s taken a long time to get here.”