Posted: Jun 16, 2012 1:01 PM by Matt Stafford
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The trial of a teenager charged in the slaying of a man who authorities say was hacked to death by either a hatchet or machete in Colorado Springs has been postponed while defense attorneys mull a possible insanity plea.
Our partners at the Gazette say District Judge David A. Gilbert ruled Friday that 19-year-old Jordan Rowland may temporarily withdraw his not-guilty plea pending Rowland's decision on whether to deny the charge by reason of insanity. A new trial date has not been set.
Authorities say the teen was arrested in August with 20-year-old victim William Mickle's severed finger in his pocket.
Meanwhile, 36-year-old Roger Julius Glover also is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly soliciting the Aug. 16 slaying. The coroner says Mickle suffered more than 20 chop wounds to his face.
Glover's trial is set for Nov. 5.