TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The trial for two suspects charged in the murder of FSU law professor Dan Markel won't start next month as scheduled.
Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua were in court Tuesday morning.
Magbanua's counsel filed a motion to continue the case, because one of their attorneys is dealing with a "life-threatening medical condition."
In the motion, Magbanua's counsel asked to reset trial no earlier than March 2019, since the attorney is unable to travel for some time.
"Because of her medical situation, it's slowed down our prep a little bit. There are things that need to be done before we can go to trial. Are we ready -- the attorneys -- to make the argument? Yes," said Christopher DeCoste, the attorney for Magbanua. "Are there certain things that we need to be able to be effective counsel to complete the 150-plus depositions? Yeah, that is outstanding. It's outstanding, because of the fact that she hasn't been able to travel for some of the depos."
Garcia's attorneys adopted that motion, and the state did not object. They'll all be back in court November 19 to figure out a new trial date.