MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — We are seeing movement in three high profile cases in North Alabama. The defendants include a double murder suspect, a Huntsville police officer and the 10-term sheriff in Limestone County.
Yoni Aguilar was in court Friday for a status conference that was aimed at figuring out a trial date.
Attorneys in the case agreed February 2021 could work for a trial date.
There is a delay in the case of Huntsville Police Officer William Darby, who was charged with murder in August 2018 for the on-duty shooting of Jeffery Parker at Parker’s home, in April 2018.
Madison County Circuit Judge Donna Pate officially granted the continuance on Friday. The judge said the case will be set on a future, so far unspecified, docket.
But Blakely’s trial date is also now in doubt after his lawyers requested a continuance.
Blakely’s trial is set to begin March 9 and nearly 500 would-be jurors have been summoned. Blakely was indicted in August 2019. He remains in office handling his sheriff’s duties while under indictment.