First Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss will be a witness in next week's attempted capital murder trial in 35th District Court of an ex-Brownwood man.
Moss confirmed he will be a state's witness but declined further comment.
Michael Joseph Bien is accused in court records of trying to hired a hit man in Brownwood to kill his ex-brother-in-law.
The February 2013 session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned indictments for criminal attempt — capital murder and criminal solicitation against Bien, who was 37 and had a Pecos address when he was arrested in Brownwood on Dec. 7, 2012, court and Brown County Jail records show.
Bien is alleged in court documents to have attempted to hire a man who was actually an undercover Department of Public Safety officer to commit capital murder. The intended target was Koh Box. District Attorney Micheal Murray said earlier that Box and Bien are former brothers-in-law. Murray declined further comment.
Under the circumstances that the defendant believed them to be, the defendant would have committed capital murder, the indictment alleges.
The Texas Rangers arrested Bien on Dec. 7 outside Walmart, where Bien is alleged to have met with the undercover officer.
According to an Aug. 10, 1999 wedding announcement in the Pecos Enterprise, Box was a groomsman in the Pecos wedding of Bein and Box's sister. Koh Box lived in Irving, according to the Enterprise article.