Trial date pushed back for Kassahun Abebe Edo murder suspect

Milkiyas Bayisa’s murder trial was pushed back from August to January 2018 after prosecutors had scheduling conflicts.

Bayisa allegedly fatally assaulted Kassahun Abebe Edo, a resident of Irving, Texas, on Aug. 22, 2015, in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, NW. During an altercation, Edo fell and struck his head on the curb or sidewalk. He was taken to a hospital, but died from injuries sustained in the assault the next day.

This is the second time Bayisa’s trial date has been moved. The original trial date was set for Feb. 6 but this was moved to the Aug. 7 date because the government filed a motion for a continuance.

In February, his release conditions were modified so that he would be removed from the High Intensity Supervision Program. His ankle monitor was removed so his job functions would not be impeded, but he was still placed under Pretrial Services’ supervision.

Another trial readiness hearing was set for Dec. 15 with the jury trial set to take place on Jan. 8, 2018.




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