Superior Court Judge Trent Brown signed the order for the continuance May 24, following a hearing on the motion by Moss’ defense attorney Frank Hogue, the previous day.
Brown previously denied the motion for a continuance but ultimately agreed to hear it again due to the insistence of the tenacious Hogue.
The continuance was the second for the murder trial, which was slated to take place this past October. The defense attorney argued and won the first continuance on the grounds that he was not ready for trial and could not provide his client with an adequate defense.
Moss is charged with malice murder and felony murder in the death of Henry County businessman William Douglas Coker. The victim was 67. Law enforcement officers found his body under the defendant’s back porch in River North March 18, 2012.
Hogue’s argument at last week’s hearing was that his only defense for his client is insanity, and he needs an expert witness to prove the case.
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