Special judge appointed to Scott Tyner proceedings

Special judge appointed to Scott Tyner proceedings
Scott Tyner

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A specially appointed judge has been put in place to preside over the proceedings involving Scott Tyner.

Judge Breland Hilburn was appointed after Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Bob Helfrich recused himself from the proceedings in mid September.

Tyner is accused of shooting five people at Cuco's restaurant in Hattiesburg in April 2012. Tyner previously pleaded not guilty to five counts of aggravated assault.