Trial for Alleged Murderer May Be Rescheduled

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A trial scheduled for a Sheridan man charged with Second Degree Murder may end up being rescheduled. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

A Pre-trial Conference for Christopher Labuy began with a motion for a continuance from Defense Attorney Erin Wardell, who said that she is currently waiting for a report from the State Crime Lab. District Court Judge John Fenn said that due to a full court docket for the remainder of the year, if the trial were to be rescheduled, it would have to happen in early 2019, which would present an issue due to the fact that Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle, who’s prosecuting the case, is retiring at the end of the year. Fenn asked Redle if the trial were moved to early next year, if he would be receptive to serving as special prosecutor, to which Redle replied that “he wouldn’t rule it out.”

Redle added that he would contact the examiner at the crime lab to get a determination on when the report would be finalized and available for the defense. Judge Fenn didn’t grant, nor deny the motion for a continuance, as he said that there would be a status conference held in the next 7 to 10 days to see if the trial would need to be moved or not. The four day trial is scheduled to begin Monday, September 10.

Labuy is charged with Second Degree Murder for the killing of 47-year-old Eric Kaylor on January 10 at an apartment at 1410 North Main Street in Sheridan. If convicted, Labuy could face 20 years to life in prison.

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