Second Williams Trial Postponed By Judge

April 22, 1997

An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge yesterday postponed the second trial of Scotland Williams, who could face the death penalty in the 1994 slayings of two lawyers in their home near Annapolis.

Williams, 34, of Arnold was convicted of killing Jose Trias, 49, and Julie Gilbert, 48, prominent Washington lawyers who were found shot to death in their weekend home overlooking the Severn River in May 1994. Williams won a new trial last year when the Court of Appeals ruled that prejudicial evidence was used against him.

Williams was scheduled to be tried May 27 in Howard County, where the trial was moved because of pretrial publicity. But Judge Pamela North, who was assigned the case, granted Williams a postponement to give his lawyers time to retain medical experts to examine him.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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