Tony Alamo asks for, and receives, new trial date

Alamo asks for trial delay

TEXARKANA (AP) — Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo, who is accused of bringing a 13-year-old girl across state lines for sex, has asked that his trial be delayed from its scheduled Nov. 19 start.

In court papers filed Tuesday, attorneys for Alamo, whose real name is Bernie Lazar Hoffman, said they needed more time to prepare. Prosecutors filed a motion saying they did not object to the request.

A federal magistrate last week ordered Alamo held pending trial after a four-hour hearing in which witnesses described beatings overseen by Alamo and said he’d taken young girls as his wives.

– Source: Alamo asks for trial delay, AP via the Baxter Bulletin, Oct. 30, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog


Trial date moved to Feb. 2, 2009

TEXARKANA, Ark. – A federal judge has moved a trial for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo to Feb. 2.

U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes issued an order Thursday moving the date of the trial, which was to begin Nov. 19. In his order, Barnes said that “the ends of justice served by the granting of the continuance outweighs the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.”

In court papers filed Tuesday, attorneys for Alamo said they needed more time to prepare. Prosecutors filed a motion saying they did not object to the request.

– Source: Judge sets new trial date for evangelist, AP via the Pine Bluff Commercial, Oct. 30, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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