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Family of murder victim growing impatient as trial delayed

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Monica Delk in court Tuesday. photo Monica Delk in court Tuesday. photo
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A local murder trial has been delayed as it gets tied-up in the legal process.

The June trial date of Monica Delk was pushed back Tuesday and a new date has not been set.

Delk is charged with second degree murder after she admitted to stabbing her ex-boyfriend in January 2014 in a College Hill Courts apartment.

A doctor evaluated Delk and determined she is competent and ready to stand trial but prosecutor said Tuesday the State wants to find its own medical expert to review that evaluation.

“Painful, stressful, depressing,” said Brown's younger sister Shamieka Harc, who was wearing a t-shirt with her brother's picture.

Harc said she her family rarely miss a court appearance as they wait for justice.

Judge Barry Steelman delayed the June trial date and told the victim's family that certain issues must be addressed before trial.

“I know you're probably not happy the trial date has to be continued,” Steelman told the family in open court. “This may not be what you want to hear.”

Steelman asked the family be patient and ask questions.

Delk will be back in court for a status date June 23 but a trial date has not yet been set.
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