Yoder's Murder Trial Delayed Until January

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Published on November 14 2013 10:57 pm
Last Updated on November 14 2013 11:16 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The murder trial of local resident Charles Yoder has again been delayed.

Effingham County Public Defender Scott Schmidt told Judge Sherri Tungate that a court-appointed private investigator is still gathering information on the incident and asked that Yoder's trial be delayed from December 2 to January 13.  Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler had no objection to the delay, which is attributable to the defense.

Yoder is accused of the May 7 fatal stabbing of 52-year-old Ted Debany during an altercation outside the house where they lived in Effingham.  He is being held without bond in Effingham County Jail.

Still to be addressed is a number of motions to be discussed prior to the case going to trial. Tungate asked the attorneys to schedule a hearing on those motions before Judge Kimberly Koester, who will be trying the case.  A pretrial hearing on any other matters is set for January 6.