Trial Delay for Astronaut Charged with Murder

Mar 13, 2017

There will be a delay in the reckless murder trial of a former NASA Astronaut. The judge in the Tuscaloosa case against James Halsell says the trial will be delayed until June while both sides work on a possible plea agreement. The defense requested a delay due to negotiations for a possible settlement involving Halsell. A motion says the two sides also are still exchanging evidence. The sixty year-old former astronaut was arrested after a June traffic crash that killed led eleven year old Niomi James and thirteen year-old Jayla Parler. Police reports show investigators believe alcohol and speed could be factors. Halsell has pleaded not guilty. If you’d like to hear my story on Halsell’s indictment, go to apr.org.