Washington Felony Hearing Postponed

6 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Monday, March 21 2011 Mar 21, 2011 Monday, March 21, 2011 4:03:00 PM CDT March 21, 2011 in News
By: Austin Kim

COLUMBIA - Attorneys for former MU football player Derrick Washington said Monday there will be a new date for the next hearing in his felony sexual assault  case.

Washington was originally due in court Monday, but the prosecution and defense asked the judge for a continuance. The judge agreed to move the pre-trial hearing to a later date, which will likely take place in June.

The former MU football player is accused of allegedly assaulting a woman last summer. He is charged with sexual assault, a class 3 felony. He faces up to seven years of prison if convicted.

Washington also faces a seperate misdemeanor charge unrelated to this case. A hearing for the misdemeanor charge is scheduled for next week.

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