SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The murder trial for a youth charged with killing one classmate and wounding three others at a high school in Washington state has been pushed back to Oct. 5, 2020.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Friday agreed to delay the trial to allow new defense attorneys for 17-year-old Caleb Sharpe to get up to speed. Trial had been scheduled for next month before Sharpe's private attorney bowed out when the family could no longer afford his services.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane County Public Defenders' Office has budgeted $250,000 to handle his defense.
Sharpe is charged with murder and attempted murder in the September 2017 shootings at Freeman High, and will be tried as an adult even though he was just 15 when the shootings occurred.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com