IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
April 11, 2006
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
ANTHONY STOKES, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Now before the Court is defendant Anthony Stokes' second Motion to Continue the trial setting (Doc. 33.) Defendant requests this continuance because his counsel, who recently underwent surgery, would be physically unable to appear for trial as currently set on April 17, 2006. Additionally, the Motion indicates that the parties are now exploring plea options, which could obviate the need for a trial. Again, the Government does not object. The Court being fully advised in the premises finds 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 Defendant in a speedy trial.
Therefore, the Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Continue. (Doc. 33.) The Court CONTINUES the jury trial scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.to Monday, June 12, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. The time from the date the Motion was filed, April 10, 2006, until the date to which the trial is rescheduled, June 12, 2006, is excludable time for the purposes of speedy trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 11th day of April 11, 2006.
David R Herndon United States District Judge
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