Trial for Bloomington triple murder suspect delayed

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The trial of Bloomington triple murder suspect Sydney Mays won’t be held this month as originally scheduled because prosecutors are waiting for reports on scientific evidence.  

Instead, Judge Casey Costigan scheduled Mays trial to begin May 13th, instead of the original January 14th trial date, for allegedly shooting-to-death three men and critically wounding the four-year old son of one of the victims in June at an apartment in the three-hundred block of Riley Drive.    

Mays has demanded a speedy trial, but an exception to the 120 day rule can be made when the judge determines the state is diligently gathering its evidence, but test results from the crime lab are not ready. In this case, reports won’t be done in time on DNA and gunshot residue from the crime scene.   

Two weeks have been set aside for Mays trial. Mays waived his right to a jury trial, and he wants Costigan to decide his fate.

Mays also plans to act as his own attorney, although a pair of public defenders are offering him advise on various legal issues.

By Howard Packowitz, WJBC

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