Posted: Sep 13, 2013 8:08 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The 23-year-old man accused of killing two employees of a Baton Rouge auto parts store less than two weeks after the company hired him will go to trial next spring, not this fall.
A state judge approved a motion Thursday giving the defense more time to prepare their case.
Lee Turner Jr. was scheduled to stand trial Oct. 28 on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of 43-year-old Edward Gurtner III, of Denham Springs, and 55-year-old Randy Chaney, of Greenwell Springs.
Turner's new trial date is April 28. The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office intends to seek the death penalty if Turner is found guilty as charged.