TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The trial for a suspect in the murder of FSU professor Dan Markel has been delayed.
Katherine Magbanua will now have her day in court in October.
Her attorneys are asking for more time to go over evidence and interview witnesses.
Magbanua was in court for just a few minutes.
She's been in jail for more than a year, charged with first-degree murder.
Prosecutors want to consolidate her trial and that of co-defendant Sigfredo Garcia as a matter of convenience, though his trial is scheduled for mid-July.
Magbanua's attorneys plan to question Luis Rivera, who was previously sentenced for his role in the murder. They claim merging both trials won't work in court.
Prosecutors say they do intend to file a motion to consolidate, despite the judge saying he was unlikely to grant it.
Trial starts October 8 and is expected to last at least two weeks.