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A trial date has been set for Jacovis James, 23, who has been charged in connection with the double murders of Aric D. Hall, 28, of El Dorado and Darrishica Rogers, 30, of North Little Rock.

On Jan. 8, Judge Hamilton Singleton ordered that James’ trial would take place on July 22. The following day, Bill James of Little Rock’s James Law Firm filed an entry of appearance where he was entered as the attorney for Jacovis James.

Bill James also filed a motion for discovery and disclosure, which is typical in any criminal case. The motion asks that prosecutors disclose any evidence in the state’s possession to Jacovis James’ defense counsel.

Jacovis James is facing two counts of capital murder, which is punishable by life imprisonment without parole or death by lethal injection. He is also facing two counts of attempted capital murder for his suspected involvement in the shootings of Remondo B. Caver, 29, and Marquesha D. Young, 26, both of El Dorado.

Additionally, Jacovis James is being charged with committing a felony with a firearm and one count of aggravated robbery. According to court documents, a witness informed an El Dorado Police detective that Jacovis James allegedly stole $3,500 from one of the shooting victims.

Court documents say that EPD officers discovered the four gunshot victims at No. 2, White Quarters on Oct. 28. Caver and Young were both immediately transported to the Medical Center of South Arkansas, while Hall and Rogers were pronounced dead at the scene. Caver was later airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

James is currently being held without bond at the Union County Detention Center. He will appear in court again on July 2.

Caitlan Butler can be reached at 870-862-6611 or cbutler@eldoradonews.com.

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