Crime

Trial postponed for man accused of killing Lexington dermatologist

Marty Roe entered Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Wilkie in Lexington , Ky., Tuesday, November, 22, 2011. He is charged with murder in the death of Lexington Dermatologist Marta Post. Charles Bertram | Staff
Marty Roe entered Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Wilkie in Lexington , Ky., Tuesday, November, 22, 2011. He is charged with murder in the death of Lexington Dermatologist Marta Post. Charles Bertram | Staff

The trial for Marty Lee Roe, the man accused of killing Lexington dermatologist Dr. Martha Post, has been postponed one week.

The trial had been scheduled to start Jan. 22. It's now set to start Jan. 28 and run through Feb. 7, according to an agreed order signed by Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael Jr.

The order, filed Jan. 10, doesn't give a reason for the postponement.

Earlier this month, public defender Shannon Brooks-English sought to delay the trial, saying she needed more time to prepare for Roe's defense. Ishmael rejected that request, saying the trial would proceed as scheduled.

Roe, 66, is accused of murder in the shooting death of Dr. Martha Post on Sept. 1, 2011. Post was shot as she backed her van out of the parking lot at her medical office on Huguenard Drive.

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