Monday, June 28, 2010
The judge hearing the case of accused police killer Richard Poplawski has agreed to put a hold on the trial until April. Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffery Manning listened to arguments today from assistant public defender Lisa Middleman who asked for the delay saying she needed more time for experts to review Poplawski’s school, medical and other records. She says those experts will not be available until September. The trail was to have begun in October. Jury selection will now begin April 11th with the trail to begin April 25th. The jury will be pulled from a pool of Harrisburg area residents due to the high profile nature of the case. Poplawski is accused of killing three Pittsburgh Police officers in April of 2009 as they responded to a domestic dispute call in Stanton Heights.