Defense attorneys of Walmart shooting suspect ask for more time

Crime

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The defense team for the Walmart shooting suspect says it needs more time to prepare for a trial.

The request for more time was made during a hearing Thursday afternoon in the 409th District Court before Judge Sam Medrano.

Patrick Crusius, 21, is facing capital murder of multiple persons following the Aug. 3 mass shooting at the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall. The incident left 22 dead and 25 more injured.

He was not at the Thursday hearing but was represented by Mark Stevens and Joe Spencer. The defense asked for more time to evaluate all the evidence that could be presented at the trial.

Meanwhile, the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office presented the three prosecutors that will handle the case: Rebecca Tarango, Amanda Enriquez and Denise Butterworth.

Both sides also agreed to work on a questionnaire that will be given to possible jury members who are chosen to serve as jurors on the trial.

The date of the next hearing has not been set.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Advertise with KTSM 9 Link

KTSM Video Center

El Paso officials preparing in case of Coronavirus outbreak

Thumbnail for the video titled "El Paso officials preparing in case of Coronavirus outbreak"

LEAP YEAR FREE SWIM DAY

Thumbnail for the video titled "LEAP YEAR FREE SWIM DAY"

EPPD: Teen killed in Far East El Paso shooting during botched drug deal

Thumbnail for the video titled "EPPD: Teen killed in Far East El Paso shooting during botched drug deal"

how to avoid the coronavirus

Thumbnail for the video titled "how to avoid the coronavirus"

Teen's life remembered 15 years after her murder from dating violence.

Thumbnail for the video titled "Teen's life remembered 15 years after her murder from dating violence."
More Local

El Paso Strong

More El Paso Strong

More crime

More Crime