The trial of a former police officer accused of firing on his former colleagues has been pulled from this month’s court calendar.
A pre-trial hearing in Troy Wilson’s case was planned for Thursday afternoon and a nine-day trial was set to start on January 22nd.
His defense attorney filed a motion to reschedule the trial on Tuesday and the trial judge signed it on Wednesday. It cites significant motion practice that is still pending in the case, and it notes that moving the trial date is being done with the consent of the District Attorney’s office.
A pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled for April 2nd and a jury trial is now expected to start on April 15th.
Wilson, a former lieutenant with the Juneau Police Department, was arrested in April 2012 after an alleged stand-off with officers at his home on Black Wolf Way. 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.
He remains held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center pending posting of $1,000,000 bail.
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