Trial for accused infant-beater delayed as investigator falls seriously ill
LACLEDE COUNTY —
Fisher was originally scheduled for a three day trial in Laclede County starting Monday.
Prosecutor Benjamin Winfrey told KRCG13 an investigator on the case was recently diagnosed with a serious medical issue which required immediate attention.
Online court records show the court sustained Winfrey's request. The case is now set for a case review January 19 at 8:00 a.m.
The continuance marks yet another delay in the state's case against Fisher, who stands accused of beating and sodomizing his five month old daughter in 2009.
Following the alleged crimes in 2009, prosecutors charged Fisher with sodomy. A Cole County judge dismissed the charge in 2015, citing Fisher's right to a speedy trial had been violated. An appeals court upheld the ruling.
Fisher had spent six years in the Miller County jail without bond.
Winfrey filed the assault charge in 2016, stemming from the same incident.