Updated Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:43 am
The trial of a Florida man charged with killing a Wheeling Jesuit University student has been delayed.
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone vacated 22-year-old Craig Tyler Peacock's trial on Tuesday. The trial was set to begin April 29.
Peacock's attorney, Robert McCoid, requested a continuance to accommodate the availability of an expert witness.
The 22-year-old Clewiston, Fla., man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Kevin Figaniak of Perkasie, Pa.
Prosecutors say Figaniak was beaten during an argument on Aug. 31, 2013, and died the next day.
Co-defendant Jarrett Mathis Chandler of Winnfield, La., pleaded guilty in January to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to a year in prison.