DENTON -- A Caroline County judge agreed yesterday to reschedule the jury trial of a man charged with last fall's slaying of a 17-year-old Salisbury State University student, but he admonished the defense not to ask for a long postponement.
"Time is the enemy of us all," said Circuit Judge J. Owen Wise. "A long postponement is harmful to everybody."
Yesterday's request by Public Defender John P. Rue II to delay the trial came after the emergency hospitalization of co-counsel Carolyn P. Mathers. Both lawyers are representing David Anthony Boyd, 33, of Salisbury, who is charged with the Sept. 9 fatal stabbing of Salisbury State freshman Heather Miller in a restroom at Salisbury Mall.
The trial was to have begun yesterday, but Mrs. Mathers, who is pregnant, was admitted to Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury late Tuesday and later taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.