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Lawyers Granted Request for Continuance in Sheppard Case

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UPDATE

Senior Judge John Henning has continued the trial of a man accused in the death of a young child this afternoon.

Christopher Sheppard's trial was set to begin later this month, but was continued after delays at the state medical examiner's office made it impossible for his lawyers to prepare his defense on time.

Sheppard's trial will now begin on June 16.

ORIGINAL

A man accused for the death of a child was in court Wednesday.

Lawyers for Christopher Sheppard filed a request for a continuance in Sheppard's case.

He is accused of child abuse resulting in death after the death Julia Mick's son.

Sheppard's lawyers said the state medical examiner's office has not sent information critical to his defense, despite a court order late last year.

Senior Judge John Henning will hear why the examiner's office has been delayed so long in a hearing next week.

Henning took the motion for continuance under advisement, and said he hopes the case can continue on schedule.