Smith County Jail
The man accused of killing an East Texas preacher made his first appearance in court Monday by video conferencing. Pleading not guilty was 21-year-old Mytrez Deunte Woolen to Capital Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon allegedly shooting Pastor Mark McWilliams and injuring two others on Jan. 3 at Starrville Methodist Church in Winona. Woolen faces a possible death sentence if convicted. He remains in the Smith County jail under a $3.5 million bond.