HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – UPDATE: The criminal trial for Dr. Iqbal Memon ran into an unexpected delay Monday afternoon.
He is accused of helping his son, Hammad Memon, attempt to flee the country to avoid his murder trial. Hammad Memon pleaded guilty in May to murdering 14-year-old classmate Todd Brown at Discovery Middle School in February 2010. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Iqbal Memon’s trial was delayed Monday because prosecutors in his case were also assigned to the Samuel Ward Attempted Murder case that ran later than expected.
No new trial date has been set for Memon.
ORIGINAL STORY: Dr. Iqbal Memon, a pediatrician from Madison who practices in Athens, is set to begin a criminal trial against him for allegedly hindering prosecutors working on a murder case against Memon’s son, Hammad.
Memon is set to appear in court at nine o’clock Monday morning to face charges.
Authorities say Memon tried to help his son leave the country in 2012 to avoid prosecution for fatally shooting Todd Brown, a student at Discovery Middle School, in 2010.
Memon wanted to delay this trial due his arrest for allegedly stealing more than $7,000 from the Alabama Medicaid Agency. He’s expected to face those charges in Montgomery County in September.
Memon filed a motion asking for a delay in his trial related to his son, arguing he could not get a fair and unbiased jury trial.