Beck Murder Trial Delayed
WILKINSON COUNTY COURT CONTINUES CASE
It’s a murder trial that has been in the works for two years. The community in the small town of McIntyre, Georgia was shock when a well-known business man was killed inside of his home.
Zachary beck is accused of the January 7, 2011 shooting of Ronnie Rozier. The shooting took place at Rozier’s home on Parker Springs Drive in McIntyre, Georgia
The trail for Beck was scheduled to begin on December 11,2012 and was postponed due to an illness of Ricky Morris, one member of Beck’s defense team and today, the trial was again set get started.
Fred D. Bright is the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney and says, “We're ready, we’ve been ready and we'll be ready tomorrow."
The courtroom filled as the trial for beck was expected to begin. It's been two years that the Beck family and Rozier Family have been waiting for closure in this case and they are going to have to wait one more day now that the trial has been continued.
"The case is going to be delayed for just one more day,” adds Bright. “It’s schedule to start at 9 am tomorrow which is Tuesday.”
The trial was continued and this time around was also due to health related issues of the defense team, this time another member fell ill, Stacy Morris.
According to Bright, "She fell off a horse yesterday and injured her arm." Morris was in surgery at an Atlanta hospital at the same time that the trail was scheduled to begin.
Jurors were picked on the original court date, a little over three weeks ago. Bright says they have yet to fulfill their duties. "This will be I think the 4th time now that they will come back, the judge has instructed them to come back at 9:00 a.m. in the morning," he adds.
The prosecution plans on bringing 21 witnesses to the stand. The first of those will be the victim’s wife, following opening statements Tuesday morning, pending on none of the trail lawyers getting fall ill.
Ricky and Stacey Morris, beck defense lawyers, are both expected to appear in court tomorrow morning.
Bright says that even with the delay the trial is expected to end this week and as the trial continues w-g-x-a will update you on the developments.