United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
October 13, 2005.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JOHN McRAY, SR., EUGENE FALLS, JERRY STRAHAN, and MITCHELL BROWN, Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: DAVID HERNDON, District Judge
Now before the Court is Defendant Strahan's October 12, 2005
motion to continue (Doc. 93). Just last week, the Court appointed
Strahan new counsel (Doc. 90). The Court being fully advised in
the premises finds that Strahan's counsel needs additional time
to prepare for trial. The Government does not object to the
continuance. In addition, the Court finds that pursuant to
18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(8)(A), the ends of justice served by the
granting of such continuance outweigh the best interests of the
public and all Defendants in a speedy trial. Therefore, the
Court GRANTS Strahan's motion to continue (Doc. 93). The Court
CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for October 31, 2005 at
9:00 a.m. to February 6, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the original motion
was filed, October 12, 2005, until the date to which the trial is
rescheduled, February 6, 2006, is excludable time for the
purposes of speedy trial. The parties shall notify the Court if a
change of plea hearing is necessary.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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