Derek Geer Murder Suspect Trial Delayed
The trial for the teenager in custody for killing Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer has been pushed back a few months.
The trial was originally scheduled to begin next week (Jan. 8), but now the judge has delayed the start date due to a possible violation by the defense attorneys. More than two dozen papers and articles have been revealed that are to be used as a part of the suspect's defense.The Prosecution files that they would not have enough time to prepare for these documents.
The new court date is set for the middle of May and will probably last around six weeks.
The teenage suspect is facing more than a dozen charges including first-degree murder of a peace officer. He will be tried as an adult. He has rendered a plea of not guilty.
This tragic incident took place on February 6, 2016.