Murder trial for Virginia man delayed for second time

February 5, 2020 GMT

A Virginia man facing a first-degree murder charge has had his trial delayed for a second time to allow lawyers on both sides to gather more evidence, a defense attorney said Wednesday.

The jury trial of Demarcus Shaiquan Glenn, 21, was initially scheduled to last three days last fall, but was moved to Feb. 11, The Roanoke Times reported.

Lawyers for both sides made a joint request to have the case continued until July 14, when it’s now scheduled to begin and last four days. Defense attorney Suzanne Moushegian said there was “a multitude of reasons” for the delay, primarily to allow both her and prosecutors to continue obtaining and reviewing discovery materials, the same reason the trial was delayed last October.

Glenn is also charged with attempted armed robbery and two firearms offenses in connection with the fatal shooting of Tyler Polumbo, 16. Glenn was arrested June 11 and has been held without bond since then..