New motions delay Butler pre-trial hearing

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM.

The waiting game continues.

Walt Butler stood silent but attentive during his pre-trial hearing on Tuesday as public defender Henry Sims told Judge John Fishel that two more motions needed to be filed.

According to Sims, those motions were expected to take 2-3 hours to complete.

Butler’s trial date is set for Nov. 18 and Fishel said that he had limited availability before the trial is expected to take place.

The judge booked three hours across three days to allow Sims to enter the motions. The hearings will take place from 3-4 p.m. ET Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET Oct. 29 and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET Nov. 14.

Sims filed a motion in September for Fishel to reconsider Butler’s bond status, but no decision had yet been reached.

According to Sims and prosecutor Robert Sombathy, the trial next month is expected to last 2-3 days.

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