(FORT WAYNE) - A pretrial conference for a Fort Wayne man accused of bludgeoning a 9-year-old girl to death and dismembering her body three days before Christmas has been rescheduled for next month.
The Journal Gazette reports an Allen County judge agreed Monday to delay the pretrial conference until May 1 after attorneys for Michael Plumadore and prosecutors asked for more time to prepare. The hearing was scheduled to make sure the two sides will be ready for the trial, scheduled to begin on June 18.
The 39-year-old Plumadore is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the December death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. Authorities say Plumadore fatally beat Aliahna with a brick.
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