The trial for a Pasco murder suspect has been delayed three months because of a conflict with the defense investigator’s schedule.
Kenyatta K.E. Bridges, 26, now is scheduled to face a Franklin County Superior Court jury on Dec. 2.
He is charged with first-degree murder while he or an accomplice was armed with a deadly weapon, along with conspiracy and second-degree unlawful gun possession.
Bridges has maintained his innocence in the Dec. 3 death of Lorenzo “Richie” Fernandez Jr., 22, who was shot to death as he sat in his car outside a Pasco apartment complex.
Bridges allegedly was with DeShawn I. Anderson, the lead suspect, when Fernandez was killed.
On Tuesday, defense attorney Karla Kane Hudson said her investigator is not available for the month of August and the trial was supposed to start in September.
Kane Hudson asked to push back the trial date. Prosecutors objected.