Jenkins Pre-Trial Hearing

A judge is asking the Geneva County Court to move the trial for a man charged with capital murder to a later date.

The pre-trial hearing took place in a Geneva County courtroom Wednesday afternoon for Richard Jenkins.

Jenkins is charged in the March 2004 fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Defense lawyers argued that pre-trial publicity makes it impossible for Jenkins to get a fair trial in his hometown.

They are asking the judge to move the trial to a different location.

District Attorney Kirk Adams says his office is still awaiting DNA and other evidence from the state crime scene lab.

At this time it's scheduled to get underway next month.

The pre-trial conference will continue on Oct. 3rd.

If convicted of capital murder, Jenkins could face the death penalty.