Trial begins Monday for two men accused in Tuders murder

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 11:45pm

Two of the four men accused of murdering Billy Shane Tuders in a robbery gone bad are set to go on trial Monday morning.

Kevin Buford Jr., 18, and his uncle Robert Buford, 40, are due in court on charges stemming from the Jan. 21, 2008, shooting death of Tuders, in which the two, along with Kevin Buford Sr., 42, and another of his sons, Deangelo Buford, had allegedly been drinking and smoking pot before seeking out a robbery victim and coming across Tuders.

Tuders, the uncle of missing teen Tabitha Tuders, was shot in the back when he resisted and attempted to run from the north Nashville car wash.

Kevin Buford Sr. was convicted of facilitation to commit felony murder as well as attempted especially aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to 60 years.

Deangelo Buford is set for trial on Aug. 23. 

1 Comment on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/24/10 at 11:05

man, the Tuders family has had their share of heartache. glad to see this finally go to trial and i hope the family gets some peace when it's over.