- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The trial for a 17-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been postponed until at least March.

Alex Hribal’s (RY’-balz) defense attorney, Patrick Thomassey, asked a Westmoreland County judge to give him more time to file pretrial motions - which had been due Friday - and to move Hribal’s trial date from December.

Thomassey says he plans to ask the judge to move the case to juvenile court, where Hribal would face incarceration only until he’s 21 for the April 9 stabbings at Franklin Regional High School. Hribal faces decades in prison if convicted as an adult.

If Thomassey files that motion, it will likely further delay the trial as a judge will have to hold an extensive hearing on that request.


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