PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island trial of a notorious serial killer who allegedly tried to stab a fellow inmate to death in Florida has been delayed at the request of the defense.
The Providence Journal reports 44-year-old Craig Price’s trial was delayed Monday to May.
Price’s public defender Michael Bryant declined to comment on why he requested the move.
Price is charged with attempting first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing inmate Joshua Davis with a homemade knife at the Suwanee Correctional Institution in Florida in April 2017.
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He admitted in 1989 to several Rhode Island murders, and has served sentences for prison officer assaults.
His Rhode Island sentence ran out in October 2017, and a probation violation petition was filed by the state’s Attorney General for the alleged Florida assault. Price refuses to file a plea, challenging the legality of the charging document.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com