And a second trial for Russell was scheduled to start on the morning of Monday, Aug. 19, but that trial date has been continued, according to an order signed by 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III on Thursday, July 11.
Woodall cited a number of reasons, including 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey’s recusal from the case. Timothy Coleman, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 38th Circuit, is the special prosecutor in the case, but he is working a civil trial in Lyon County that could have continued into July 12, Woodall wrote.
“In light of substantial issues currently pending which must be determined by the Court before a retrial of the case, it is ordered that the jury trial scheduled to begin August 19, 2013, is continued by the court, sua sponte,” wrote Woodall.
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