The Colquitt County Superior Court postponed a scheduled murder trial Monday after a report of new evidence in the case.
Officials did not disclose what new evidence had been found in the case of Maruice Lewis, also known as Maurice Welch, who is accused along with two other men of shooting Juan David Gizon-Lopez during a robbery. The other two defendants pled guilty in November.
Lewis’s trial was already postponed once after he fired his state-appointed attorney in November. His trial is now expected to take place in May.
Lewis, who was 16 when the deadly shooting occurred on Jan. 25, 2010, is charged with felony murder.
Two other trials are scheduled for this week in Superior Court.
Simon P. Johnson Jr. is accused of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. His trial is set to begin today.
Amentez Slaughter is charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, as well as one count each of theft by taking, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, driving without a license, possession of marijuana and obstruction of an officer. His trial is scheduled to begin after Johnson’s finishes. Court officials said that will probably be Thursday.