FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A capital murder trial for a Springdale man in the 2013 stabbing death of an auto mechanic has again been delayed.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1D1Ww6J ) the case against 29-year-old Juan Pablo Perez-Lopez was rescheduled Friday to Oct. 19.
Perez-Lopez told police he stabbed Jesus Cecilio Villalobos about 20 times on Feb. 13, 2013, according to court records.
Perez-Lopez’s trial is being delayed because results from a second mental evaluation to determine if he’s fit to stand trial have not been received.
An earlier examination at the Arkansas State Hospital found Perez-Lopez fit to proceed.
Perez-Lopez faces either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty if convicted. Prosecutors haven’t said whether they will seek the death penalty.
Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com
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