Trial delayed again for final Angola 5 defendant
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Over the objections of a prosecutor, the last defendant awaiting trial in the 1999 beating death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary security guard has won his fourth trial delay.
Steven Lemoine and Nick Trenticosta, attorneys for inmate Barry S. Edge, last week sought postponement of the May 20 trial because Trenticosta's father is facing open heart surgery at about the same time. Judge Jerome M. Winsberg granted the request Thursday but did not set a new trial date.
Potential jurors were scheduled to appear in court May 16 in Covington to fill out questionnaires for state and defense attorneys.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Edge in the death of Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt from Angola's Camp D.