A frail-looking William Sumlin was in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court this morning in Ruston for a hearing where a defense motion asked that the former Louisiana State Representative’s trial be delayed until next March 20.
Division B Judge Tommy Rogers granted the motion.
A December 13 hearing for two defense motion was also scheduled.
Sumlin’s attorney, LaValle Salomon, had filed a motion to suppress, and a motion for exculpatory evidence.
Representing the state was First Assistant District Attorney Laurie James.