WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- The trial of a Florida man accused of killing a North Carolina state trooper in 2008 has been postponed until August so a defense attorney can be treated for cancer.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the trial of Edwardo Wong of Ormond Beach, Fla., will begin Aug. 12. Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Poovey said Monday that he will begin hearing motions July 12.
Poovey delayed the trial so attorney Randal Seago can be treated for cancer. Seago told the court last month that he will have surgery this month.
Wong is accused of killing 24-year-old Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. during a traffic stop June 17, 2008, on Interstate 40 in Canton.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times
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