HILLSBORO/ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Technicalities in procedure has once again put a delay in the trial of Garret Austin, who was arrested in the murder of Dallas Green in October 2016.
The St. Charles Sheriff’s Department in Missouri has declined to release any information regarding the Life Flight helicopter which transportated Green from Pana Community Hospital to a Springfield-area hospital, which had to make an unexpected stop at Taylorville Memorial Hospital due to the deterioration of Green’s condition.
The sheriff’s department requires a subpoena be signed by a judge, which was not included in previous mailing to the department. A new subpoena was signed and issued by the judge August 9.
Austin is charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of first-degree murder, in connection to the October 2016 incident, leading to Green’s death.
A pre-trial and plea heading was reset for 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, while the jury trial date remains set for 8:30 a.m. on September 18.
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