FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has delayed setting a trial date for a Fort Wayne man accused of bludgeoning to death a 9-year-old girl and dismembering her body.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/AAOuQK ) that an Allen County judge will set 39-year-old Michael Plumadore's trial date on Feb. 27. Defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday asking the judge to appoint experts in the case.
Plumadore is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon. A probable cause affidavit says Plumadore fatally beat Aliahna with a brick.
Authorities say Plumadore had been caring for the third-grader and her two younger sisters at the time because their mother was sick. He had been described as a trusted friend.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net