HITCHCOCK — The murder trial of a retired Houston police officer accused of killing a Clear Lake-area dentist in a gated community in Hitchcock will continue Monday.

On Friday, prosecutors showed jurors video recordings taken shortly after Dennis Roy Redding, 66, was charged in the death of his friend Dr. Mark Holcomb in June 2012. 

Prosecutors have accused a drunken Redding of shooting Holcomb at the dentist’s weekend home in the Harbor Walk subdivision of Hitchcock after the two men got into an argument. Defense attorneys contend that the shooting was accidental.

Video taken from a Hitchcock police vehicle’s dashboard camera shows a handcuffed Redding, shirtless and barefoot, being led into the back seat of the car.

Redding’s speech is slurred, and he struggles to get out of the vehicle without assistance.

Another video recorded at the Hitchcock police station shows Redding being read his Miranda rights and booked at the jail. 

Redding repeatedly asks an officer to remove his handcuffs and repeatedly claims he will remain cooperative. At one point in the video, Redding stands up from a bench and his shorts fall to the floor.

Prosecutors will continue presenting their case to jurors Monday in Judge Brett Griffin’s 212th District Court.


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