Hearing delayed in slaying of Chattanooga pastor
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has agreed to delay a bond hearing for a teenager charged in the slaying of a pastor in Chattanooga.
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern on Monday moved Brendan Barnes' bond hearing to March 21 in response to a request by the 16-year-old defendant's attorney.
Barnes is being prosecuted as an adult, along with a 26-year-old cousin, in the slaying of St. Paul AME Church pastor David Strong.
Police found the 55-year-old pastor's battered and slashed body at his home Oct. 10.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Barnes' attorney, Jonathan Turner, requested the delay during a brief hearing to allow the defense to "look at a few more issues in the case."
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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