Trial delayed in slaying of JSU student

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The trial of a 25-year-old Greenville man accused of killing Jackson State University student Latasha Norman has been delayed.

Stanley Cole was set to stand trial Jan. 12 in Hinds County Circuit Court, but his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Matt Eichelberger, says the case has been continued.

No new trial date is set.

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Eichelberger said a Jan. 26 deadline has been set for motions to be filed in the case.

District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said Eichelberger is expected to file a change-of-venue motion.

Cole is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in November 2007.

Norman, 20, also of Greenville, was reported missing after attending an afternoon class. Her decomposed body was later discovered in a wooded area in Jackson.