Posted: Jun 14, 2011 8:55 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge in the Angola 5 murder cases has refused to grant another delay in the first-degree murder trial of inmate Robert G. Carley.
Judge Jerome M. Winsberg told Carley attorneys Friday he expects them to be ready to start jury selection in St. Tammany Parish on Aug. 29, the fourth date the judge has set in the case.
The Advocate reports the attorneys have argued the state's budget problems have caused their defense experts to stop working because they may not be paid.
Carley is accused in the December 1999 beating and stabbing death of prison security Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt at Louisiana State Penitentiary's Camp D.
A jury last month convicted one of Carley's co-defendants of first-degree murder and sentenced him to death.