It's an all-too-familiar decision in a case involving an accused child killer.
Just about a month before Lewis "buck"' Ballard was supposed to go on trial for the murder of six-year-old Wesley Mullins, those proceedings were delayed again.
The trial was supposed to start next month, but attorneys for Ballard say they need between six and 12 weeks to conduct some DNA testing on several pieces of evidence.
A trial date was set in August because it was the next time that worked for all the attorneys the judge. The state is dealing with several murder cases between now and then.
Police say Ballard killed Wesley Mullins after sexually assaulting him in Mullins' grandfather's garage in Paris.
So far, Ballard has had his trial pushed back five times.
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