May 03, 2006

Priestís murder trial delayed for second day

Toledo Blade

The murder trial of the Rev. Gerald Robinson, delayed yesterday because of scheduling problems with out-of-state witnesses, will be pushed back one more day for the same reason, Lucas County Common Pleas Court officials said yesterday.

The prosecution said it expected some of its witnesses to be on the stand longer, and it was difficult at the start of the trial to predict exactly when to schedule each witness. There is a strategy to the sequence in which witnesses are called, and Judge Thomas Osowik agreed to delay the trial rather than force the state to bring in witnesses out of its preferred orrder, Dean Mandros, an assistant county prosecutor, said yesterday.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2006 05:21 PM