A state appeals court has halted Monday's trial of Robert McCoy, the man accused of killing three members of his estranged wife's family in Bossier City.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport said McCoy's attorney does not have his defense ready and needs more time to get information from expert witnesses.
McCoy, 37, is charged with killing the mother and step-father of his estranged wife, along with her teenage son.
Prosecutors say McCoy was looking for his wife when barged into the house and shot each victim. He was arrested while hitching a ride with a truck driver in Idaho.
McCoy has pleaded not guilty.
His trial is now set to begin July 25 in Bossier District Court. The district attorney is seeking a death sentence.