Clemons trial put on hold due to schedulingPublished 12:01am Friday, November 9, 2012
NATCHEZ — The murder trial of Davarious Clemons scheduled for this week was postponed because of a scheduling conflict with the court.
District Attorney Ronnie Harper said it’s not uncommon for the court to schedule multiple cases for the same day, and if one of the cases on the docket moves forward then the others have to be bumped.
In Clemons’ case, the trial was delayed because a civil trial before Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson started first.
Harper said the case has not yet been rescheduled, but that it is the court’s prerogative to do so.
Clemons is accused of fatally shooting Cedric Morgan, 30, during a botched robbery at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and St. Catherine streets, where Morgan and his wife, Crystal, were in their car.