The murder trial of Michael Bright is scheduled to begin in Chattooga County Superior Court next week.  Bright is accused of murdering Richard Shawn Harris on the night of October 9, 2007 when Bright is said to have driven by Harris’ residence on Halls Valley Road and is accused of shooting the man with a small caliber hand gun.

Bright’s original attorney, Don Thompson, had said at the time of the shooting that it was self-defense.  Bright’s new attorney is Summerville Attorney Albert Palmour.