Attorneys for Quake Lewellyn asking for trial continuance in case of Sydney Sutherland killing


JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. – The attorneys for a man accused of killing a Jackson County woman are asking for a continuance in the case.

Quake Lewellyn is charged with capital murder after being accused of kidnapping, raping and killing Sydney Sutherland while she was out for a run last year.

Lewellyn’s attorneys have asked to continue the case until next spring, requesting more time to account for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The attorneys said that because of these slowdowns, there is not enough time to be ready for a September trial date.

The judge in this has not yet ruled on the motion, one of the dozens filed by the defense team. The pre-trial date is set for Tuesday.

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