Trial delayed in Hazel Street murder case until October

Trial was delayed for Leon Grimes in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon—the man accused in the shooting death of Calvin Buckner.

Trial had been set to begin on June 27, but defense attorney Ted Shouse says he just had a different murder trial in a different county moved into that time frame, meaning it would be very difficult for him to do both.

Judge Andrew Self agreed to move the trial date and set it for October 3, which was the soonest date available due to the backlog of cases caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A pretrial hearing was set for August 17. Grimes is alleged to have shot Buckner in the chest at a party on Hazel Street in July of 2021. He remains lodged in the Christian County Jail on a $500,000 bond.