Eleven testify on first day of Lewis capital murder trial

Among the 11 witnesses who testified for the prosecution Tuesday as the captial murder trial of 36-year-old Oak Trail Shores resident Gordon Ray Lewis got under way in 355th Judicial District Court was a former girlfriend of his who stated Lewis, “said he wanted to blow it up over an incident that happened,” when asked by Assistant District Attorney Patrick Berry what Lewis had told her about T.J.’s Private Club & Cafe. The murder victim, Gene Sabin, managed T.J.’s and had banned Lewis from entering the club. Two other defendants in the case, Justin Wade Ragan and Kimberly Danielle Milwicz, have previously been tried and convicted in the January 2012 shooting death of Sabin, who was a 63-year-old Rolling Hills Shores resident. All three defendants pleaded not guilty. If Lewis is found guilty, the maximum sentence is life in prison without parole.