The trial of an Ottumwa man accused of murder over two years ago may be delayed again. The attorney for Bobby Joe Snow, 42, has requested that trial date scheduled for November 15 be continued.
Online court records show a hearing will be held on October 23 to determine whether to grant the continuance or proceed with the November trial date.
Snow was arrested on May 15, 2011 after police say after he used a car to intentionally run over a 23-year-old Ottumwa woman. Later that day, he beat the woman's step-father, James Lee McElroy, 40, to death.
Snow was originally scheduled to stand trial in August of 2011 for second degree murder.
The court docket indicates that his trial has been continued at least four times already as the state and defense wrangle over a variety of issues, including Snow's mental competency.
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