Butler pretrial delayed again


Walt Butler’s pre-trial has been rescheduled for Nov. 13 at the Bay County Courthouse.

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM.

The Walt Butler trial looms and the pretrial process remains incomplete.

During Tuesday’s session at the Gulf County Courthouse, Judge John Fishel rescheduled the pretrial for 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Bay County Courthouse.

The pretrial was rescheduled after Butler’s public defender Mark Sims told Fishel that he was still waiting to review several items of discovery.

Further, he had previously filed a motion and was still awaiting a response.

Additionally, Sims mentioned that he was unable to review a lab report/medical record that was listed on the docket but wasn’t available for review.

Whether the medical record went missing or was simply not available to Sims is unknown.

 “We need that document made available, as it could affect my client’s trial,” said Sims.

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