Poplawski’s Trial Delayed Again, Jury Selection To Begin In June
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The trial for the man accused in the fatal shooting of three Pittsburgh police officers has been delayed again.
Richard Poplawski is awaiting trial in connection with the deaths of Officers Eric Kelly, Paul Sciullo II and Stephen Mayhle. They were killed while responding to a domestic call in Stanton Heights in April of 2009.
Initially, Poplawski’s trial was set to begin in October but was then delayed until April. Now, he will go on trial in June.
The defense says one of its experts is not ready for trial after he was in an accident and unable to conduct work for eight weeks.
Also, the prosecution says its psychiatric expert has treated the defendant’s mother, and can no longer serve as its expert.
Judge Jeffrey Manning has now rescheduled jury selection in Dauphin County for the week of June 6.
Stay with KDKA for Harold Hayes’ full report on this developing story.