Dujuan Garris trial scheduled to begin July 6

A trial for the case against Dujuan Garris, charged with the murder of James Anderson last February has been scheduled for Friday.

During Garris’ status hearing last week, the prosecution discussed evidence they propose to use in the trial set to begin July 6.

Garris has been held without bail since he was first charged with Anderson’s murder.

Prosecution and defense for Dujuan Garris met Thursday in a status hearing to set in motion the trial now scheduled to start July 6. Dujuan Garris is being charged with the murder of James Anderson, a charge brought against him on February 6, 2015.

The prosecution then addressed Judge Milton C. Lee with some concern on the dates of the trial. One of the prosecution’s key witnesses plans to be out of town July 8-14. The defense proposed that the prosecution fly the witness back for her testimony, but the prosecution argued that as an extremely “non-sensible” course of action. After heated debate between both parties, Lee ruled that the trial will begin July 6 and the witness will testify before she travels.

The prosecution warned Judge Lee to prepare for a lengthy trial. Garris will be seen back in court for a final status hearing June 30 before jury trial begins July 6.

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