Murder defendant David Blanton will face a jury of his peers the week of Oct. 7. 

Blanton is accused of fatally shooting his father, Michael Ray Blanton, on March 21, 2017 at his Scarlet Oak Circle residence. 

Victim Michael Blanton was the 62-year-old founder and president of Dalton Carpet One. 

Defendant David Blanton, who was 31 years old at the time of the incident, has pleaded not guilty and has claimed that he is indigent. 

For more on this story, see the Sept. 12 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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