Posted: Feb 1, 2010 3:38 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 1, 2010 3:41 PM
A judge has agreed to postpone a trial for a former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a stun gun before he died.
A trial for former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent on manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges was scheduled to start Feb. 9.
But state Judge John Joyce agreed Monday to move the start of the trial to June 14. Nugent's attorneys asked for more time to prepare. Prosecutors opposed the delay.
In January 2008, Nugent allegedly shocked 21-year-old Baron Pikes nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser while arresting him. Pikes' death was ruled a homicide.