A jury trial scheduled for late May and early June regarding the charge of second degree murder against Nathan Yager has been vacated. The Delta District Court entered an order vacating the jury trail at the request of both the defense and the prosecution.
"Due to recent discovery of important information, both parties require additional time to conduct investigation and prepare for trial," district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller said in a press release issued last week. "Trial will be rescheduled at the earliest mutually available date on the court's calendar. At the earliest, it is expected that the trial will be held in the fall of 2012.
Hotsenpiller called the delay "unavoidable" and said Yager will remain in the custody of the Delta County Sheriff's Office.
Yager is charged in the death of Melinda Yager in Paonia on Jan. 7, 2011.blog comments powered by Disqus