Atwater lawyers want trial postponed

May 28, 2009 3:10:41 AM PDT
Lawyers for one of the Eve Carson murder suspects want to postpone going to trial.Demario Atwater's defense team filed a motion in federal court Wednesday requesting that his trial be delayed from November until at least May of next year.

Attorneys say they don't believe they have enough time to provide effective counsel for Atwater's criminal trial and his death penalty sentencing hearing, if he is found guilty.

It is not known when the judge will make a decision about the motion.