Big Spring man on trial for killing Roland David Dickinson

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man accused of killing another man and dumping the body in Howard county is on trial in Big Spring.

Investigators say John Michael Hays confessed to killing 20-year old Roland David Dickinson.

Dickinson's body was found in a ravine north of Coahoma in January.

Preliminary autopsy show he died from a blow to the head.

According to investigators, hays admitted to the murder claiming Dickinson had been disrespectful to a family member.

Three others have also been charged in the death.

If convicted, he could get life in prison.