2010 KIDNAP SLAYING North Charleston Murder Case Delayed Again
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bob Aaron
Reported: Jan. 30, 2012 12:42 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2012 12:56 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A Charleston man will go on trial April 2, 2012, nearly two years after the victim was found shot to death in a yard in North Charleston.
Garland Murray's lawyers got another delay today without objection from prosecutors. They said they needed more time to interview witnesses and said their trial preparation efforts had been stalled because Murray was behind bars at a prison.
Murray who refused to come out of his jail cell for his previous court hearing did appear today. His lawyers said he now understands television stations could use file tape of him. Murrray had complained new witnesses sometimes came forward against him after he appeared on television.
Murray and his brother, Deshawne Taylor, were initially both charged with murdering and kidnapping Gregory Poole. Taylor has since plead guilty to conspiracy to kidnapping in exchange for dropping the murder charge.
Taylor says the plan was to rob Poole of drugs and money. He named a third man as part of the plot before getting one to five years in prison.