March 20, 2006
Yates retrial delayed

Judge Belinda Hill has granted a defense motion to delay the start of Andrea Yates' retrial until June 22 because two defense witnesses were not available until then.

Yates attorney George Parnham argued this morning before Hill that the witnesses — neuropsychologist George Ringholz and psychiatrist Lucy Puryear — would only be available for trial in 90 days.


After the hearing, prosecutor Alan Curry said the delay will not affect the government's case against Yates and will allow prosecutors to further prepare for trial.

Seems pretty straightforward. At least now we can (hopefully!) have the Lay/Skilling trial in the rearview before this one starts.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 20, 2006 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack