Capital murder trial pushed back to July

POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 1:25pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:10pm

The trial of a capital murder suspect is set to take place later than originally anticipated, due to scheduling conflicts.

Albert Leslie Love is set to go on trial July 8. Jury selection is set to begin on June 3, instead of March 22, as originally planned. A spokeswoman with Judge Ralph Stother's office said the change is because "one of the experts wasn't going to be available."

Love is the second of four capital murder suspects charged with a March 2011 Lakewood Villas Apartment shooting in Waco that left two men dead and two men injured.

Ricky Cummings was found guilty of the crime in November and has been sentenced to death.

The state is also pursuing the death penalty against Love. His trial will take place in Georgetown, in Williamson County, according to Judge Ralph Strother. Strother says the same attorneys and himself will preside over the trial.

Love's trial is scheduled out of McLennan County in order to ensure he has a fair trial.

"The state and defense both agreed that it would be best for a fair trial, with all the intensity of the first trial, to take it away from here," said Strother.

Love is currently being held in the McLennan County Jail on $6,750,000 bond.

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