The second-degree murder trial of former
broadcaster Vince Marinello has been pushed back to May. Jury
selection had been slated to start February 25th.
State District Judge Conn Regan set May 12th as the new trial
date to allow Lee Faulkner, a new attorney on Marinello's team,
time to catch up with the case.
Marinello, who is 70 years old, is accused of shooting his
estranged wife, Liz Marinello. The 45-year-old woman was shot twice
in the face August 31st, 2006, while walking to her car after a
Regan also gave defense attorneys until February 25th to submit
evidence to support their request for a change of venue.
Marinello's attorneys have argued that he can't get a fair trial in
Jefferson Parish because of extensive media coverage.