NEW PHILADELPHIA — The trial for the third and final Jefferson County man charged in the Luke Cabbage murder case has been postponed until May 15.
The trial date for Kyle A. Boyd was set in a pretrial conference held Monday with Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge Edward O’Farrell. The trial had been scheduled to start March 13.
Boyd’s attorneys had asked for more time to prepare their case, according to Michael Ernest, assistant county prosecutor. The four-count indictment includes two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of conspiracy.
The cases against two other defendants in the death of the 19-year-old New Philadelphia man have already been resolved through plea agreements.
Arnoldo Moreno-Orduno, 19, of Dillonvale, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for killing Cabbage with a single gunshot to the back on Sept. 11 in Newcomerstown.
Jordan C. Robinson, 20, of Bloomingdale, was sentenced to seven years in prison, with the possibility of judicial release after three and a half years. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and conspiracy.
Boyd, 22, of Mingo Junction, remains free on his own recognizance with restrictions on his activities.
(Nancy Molnar is a staff writer at New Philadelphia The Times-Reporter).