Johnson murder trial continued

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2005

The murder trial of Stacy Lovell Johnson, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, was continued after attorneys claimed they did not have sufficient time to evaluate new evidence.

&uot;We received some new information, and immediately sent it to the defense,&uot; said Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Will Jamerson. &uot;It was of such volume that (defense attorney Michael Massie) hadn’t had adequate time to examine it.&uot;

A new trial date was set for June.

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Johnson is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm near a school in the August killing of Rodney Faulk.

The 28-year-old was found in the 100 block of Halifax Street, and died on the way to Obici Hospital.