Trial Date Set For Man Accused In Deadly Bar Shooting

Trial Date Set For Man Accused In Deadly Bar Shooting

CREATED May 9, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A November 17 trial date has been set for the man accused of shooting and killing a musician inside a downtown bar.

Chris Ferrell has been charged with second degree murder and was freed on bond with the condition that he wear a GPS tracking bracelet and comply with the conditions of the court.

Ferrell took the stand Friday, and told a judge about the numerous death threats he has received since being arrested. He also said he had to move from his home and sell his business, The Pit And Barrel bar on 2nd Avenue South, where the shooting took place.

His lawyer also asked the judge to remove a GPS monitor because it costs too much. The judge denied the request, but capped the fee.

Police said he shot and killed well-known honky tonk singer Wayne Mills in November 2013. The bar owner claimed the shooting was self defense after the two got into an argument when the two were alone in the bar after closing.

A medical examiner revealed Mills was shot in the back of the head and also had broken bones.

Ferrell's attorney said his client has pleaded not guilty.