FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - The capital murder trial of Tiffany Nunley set to begin on Monday has been delayed and it could be a couple of more months before the case could be heard.
More than two and a half years have passed since the death of 50-year-old David Lynn Pennington inside his Lauderdale County home.
Tiffany and Jessica Nunley, as well as John Junior Minton, have been indicted on capital murder charges.
Delays with the state forensics office and DNA testing have pushed trial dates back.
“We finally got it and immediately produced it to the defense counsel,” explained Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly. “They wanted additional time to review that report and decide what if anything they need to do now that they have the report.”
Investigators believe Tiffany Nunley went into Pennington’s home to rob him and ended up stabbing him more than 70 times.
Connolly said he only wants to try the case against Tiffany Nunley one time.
“The family of Mr. Pennington wants this over with, and we all want it over with,” stated Connolly. “But, we don’t want to rush and then have some error that could cause a mistrial or cause some probable appeal.”
A tentative trial date for Nunley is now set for the second week in February 2014.
Trial dates for Jessica Nunley and John Junior Minton that are set for February will likely be pushed back to allow for the trial of Tiffany Nunley.