Motion to Move Homicide Trial Date Denied

Published 06/30 2014 04:19PM

Updated 07/01 2014 12:57PM

A motion to move a trial date back for an Erie homicide suspect has been denied. Judge Ernest Desantis denied the motion for continuance for the trial of Courtney Harden this morning. Harden's out of town attorney asked for more time to prepare because he just got the case. However, Desantis says the trial can't be postponed because it would conflict with witnesses schedules.

Police accuse harden of shooting 26-year-old Rashid Anderson to death, and injuring three other people inside of the east Erie Turner's Club in early January. Harden is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possessing instruments of crime.

Jury selection on the case begins on July 14.

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