WILKES-BARRE — A trial for an Edwardsville man charged with the fatal shooting in a drug sale has been continued to September.
George Lee Barnes, 23, formerly of Main Street, filed court papers Monday through his attorneys, John Pike and Paul Galante, requesting a delay in the start of trial. Judge Michael Vough granted the request and scheduled the trial to begin on Sept. 23. The attorneys said Barnes was found guilty recently of an unrelated charge and believe prosecutors may use that information at the trial. The attorneys said they need more time to prepare.
Police say Barnes killed Daron Rhashan Trollinger, 26, at an Edwardsville apartment complex on May 16.
State police at Wyoming allege Barnes shot Trollinger during a marijuana sale inside an apartment building at Eagle Ridge on Beverly Drive.
Barnes was captured by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia on May 25.