The possibility of new evidence has delayed the trial of the man accused of killing a young Osage Beach woman.
Jurors from Johnson County will be bused to Camden County when Gregory L. George stands trial in October for the murder of his roommate, Adrianna Hyten.
George is facing one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action in the death of Hyten. Hyten, then 21, was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Mace Road in Osage Beach on Oct. 10, 2010. An Osage Beach detective brought a murder charge against George for Hyten’s death in April 2011.
The development has led to a continuance in the trial of accused murderer Gregory George. He will not go to trial this week in Camden County as scheduled. According to Camden County Prosecutor Brian Keedy, forensics technology not available during the initial investigation has led to new evidence.
During a pretrial hearing, Judge Kenneth Hayden upheld several motions that public defender Heather Vodnansky had filed including a motion to preserve all notes on the investigation and another motion to preserve physical evidence. The third motion to enter Missouri Supreme Court rules 4-3.6 and 4-3.8 was also upheld. The two rules govern what a prosecuting attorney can say to the public regarding the case.
Vodnansky originally sought a change of venue. Vodnansky and Keedy approached Judge Hayden's bench for an off-the-record conversation for approximately 10 minutes.
According to Keedy, Judge Hayden agreed to bring in an outside jury from Cass County for George's murder trial. George’s trial met further delay when Judge Bruce Colyer recused himself from the case and Hayden took the assignment.
George is being held in the Camden County jail with no bond allowed.