Former Sacramento State student Quran Jones’ murder trial start date has been delayed again to late February.
It was announced Monday at the Sacramento County Courthouse the trial will begin on Feb. 22.
This will be the third official trial start date following the second attempt Monday and the initial Jan. 25 start date.
Jones is still in custody but was not present in the court for Monday’s announcement.
Jones is accused of murdering his roommate Scott Hawkins with a baseball bat at their American River Courtyard suite at Sac State on Oct. 21, 2009.
Jones was paralyzed in the incident when he was shot by police after he allegedly attacked the officers with a knife.
He had agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial.
In the 28 months leading up to the start date, Jones has had more than 30 hearings.
He is facing seven felony counts, including attempted murder of police officers at the scene and assault with a deadly weapon.
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