1/14/09 – Judge Pushes Alamo Trial Back a Week to May 18th

January 14, 2009
The Associated Press

Judge Pushes Alamo Trial Back a Week

Texarkana – A federal judge has delayed the trial of jailed evangelist Tony Alamo another week, saying the court had a scheduling conflict.

U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes issued an order Tuesday moving the start of the trial to 9:00 a.m. May 18th.

Alamo initially faced a February trial over a 10-count indictment accusing him of taking young girls across state lines for sex.

Alamo’s defense lawyer says he he needs more time preparing a defense for the flamboyant minister, who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a cult that thrives on criticism of homosexuals, Roman Catholics and the government.

The 74-year-old evangelist remains jailed without bond. He has denied the allegations.

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