A pre-trial proceeding for a former police officer accused of firing on his former colleagues has been postponed. But a jury trial could still start on December 3rd as scheduled.
Troy Wilson will return to court on July 7th for an omnibus hearing. That’s a hearing in which pending motions, and evidence or constitutional issues are usually resolved before a criminal case goes to trial.
Wilson appeared in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday wearing orange prison garb. His attorney Julie Willoughby said there’s “still an enormous amount of discovery that’s being collected” – meaning that both sides have not been able to thoroughly review all of the evidence yet.
The former Juneau Police Department lieutenant was arrested after an alleged stand-off with officers at his home on Black Wolf Way starting on the evening of April 7th. He allegedly fired 75 rounds at his former colleagues. No one was reported hurt.
Wilson faces six counts of attempted murder, six counts of weapons misconduct, six counts of assault, two counts of criminal mischief, and two counts of misdemeanor weapons misconduct.
Wilson remains held in custody pending posting of $1,000,000 bail.
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