Timothy Simpkins Shooting – The suspect in the shooting at Timberview High School goes on trial for a second day. Timothy Simpkins is accused of opening fire at Mansfield Timeberview High School in Arlington in 2021, causing three people to get injuries as a result of the incident, and he is now facing several counts of attempted capital murder. On Tuesday, the second day of the trial for Timothy Simpkins, a North Texas teenager who is suspected of shooting multiple people after getting into a confrontation with another student at Mansfield Timeberview High School in Arlington in 2021, began. Simpkins is charged with the shootings. Although no one was killed in the incident, several persons were hurt as a result.
After police said he pulled out a gun during an argument in a classroom and shot two pupils and a teacher, Simpkins was charged with multiple counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful carrying of a weapon in a banned location. He also faces further charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place. At the beginning of the trial, Simpkins, who was dressed in a gray suit and had his hair tied back, pled not guilty to the judge by standing in front of the courtroom with his defense attorneys and saying, “Not guilty your honor.”
The opening statements of the trial were given by the prosecution team, which was led by associate district attorneys Lloyd Welchel and Rose Anna Salinas. They spoke about the mayhem that took place on the day in question and asserted that Simpkins was to blame for it. The accusation that Salinas made to the jury was that “he is responsible for a mass shooting in which three people were shot.” The situation at that school, which has been locked down for several hours, is described as “tragic and horrible.”
On Monday, the attorneys for Simpkins chose not to make an opening statement; but, through the course of their cross-examination and questioning of witnesses, they demonstrated how they intend to allude to the contention that their client was acting in self-defense. A student filmed the incident the day before, showing another student, then 15-year-old Zac Selby, who would later be seriously injured in the shooting, beating up Simpkins in a classroom. The video was captured by the student.
The courtroom listened to 911 calls that were made about the incident along with the testimony of many first responders who arrived at the scene. The court was shown a video from the body camera of an Arlington Police officer who was helping regulate traffic to the school. In the video, parents could be heard hurling obscenities at the officer because they were frustrated that they couldn’t get closer to their children.