LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The homicide trial for the man stabbed to death in a Kwik Trip on Cass Street in La Crosse in June 2013 has been delayed.
Mitrel Anderson, 26, is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of 23-year-old Demario Lee.
At a hearing Thursday, La Crosse County Judge Elliot Levine pushed Anderson's trial from next week until December. He said there are too many unresolved details on pieces of evidence, and questions about witnesses and the people involved.
Both the defense and prosecution worry about the delay, as Anderson has been in jail for a year now. However, the Defense sees this as necessary for a fair trial.
"If we don't delay this, and we don't address the admissibility of this evidence, Mr. Anderson will be prejudiced, because the jury won't have a full and fair understanding of what exactly what went on in that restroom," said Defense Attorney Chris Zachar.
"There will be harm to the defendant if this case is not tried next week," said Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General David Maas.
Even with the delay, the two sides will continue hearings next week to sort out the evidence.
- Local family moves in to Habitat for Humanity home
- Women's March on Madison draws thousands to protest Trump
- UW-La Crosse students organize 'Women's March on La Crosse'
- Wisconsin Supreme Court orders John Doe documents released
- UPDATE: Officer won't be charged in Holmen shooting
- The Latest: Judge won't drop charges against ex-UW student
- Baldwin supports pair of Trump nominees
- Taste of Onalaska raises money for teachers
- Chili cook-off warms up community while raising money
- Area protester goes to joins Women's March on Washington D. C.