Trial was delayed in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday for Sherita Thomas, the woman charged with murder in the 2017 fatal hit and run collision that killed Stephanie Wagner.
Trial was originally set for May, but defense attorney Leland Hulbert, who represents Thomas, says he just recently received a large amount of evidence in the case and he needs more time to review it.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor was not opposed to the delay, but did say she has a murder trial scheduled for every month for the rest of the year, so it would have to be pushed back until January.
Circuit Judge Andrew Self agreed to delay the trial, saying it seems unreasonable to have it in May before the defense is ready.
Trial was set for January 14 and a pretrial set for September 19. Thomas allegedly struck Wagner as she was leaning against the back of a legally parked car on East Fourth Street in July 2017, and then fled the scene before hiding her truck in a garage. She was located later allegedly extremely under the influence.
Thomas is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, fourth offense DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.