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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Hubbard trial setting delayed

  • Yesterday's trial setting was delayed because attorneys are waiting for the results of DNA tests, opening the door to more time for discovery.
    Afterwards, Hubbard's attorney, James Ochs, said a trial has potential for being set for the fall, but it all depends on discovery and Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd's available schedule for trial.
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  • Trevor Hubbard's trial wasn't set Tuesday. Instead that part of the process was pushed back.
    It could happen when Hubbard is scheduled to return to court at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, but it's hard to tell where both the prosecution and defense will stand.
    Yesterday's trial setting was delayed because attorneys are waiting for the results of DNA tests, opening the door to more time for discovery.
    Afterwards, Hubbard's attorney, James Ochs, said a trial has potential for being set for the fall, but it all depends on discovery and Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd's available schedule for trial.
    And if everything isn't ready to move forward?
    "I'll delay it another month," Ochs said.
    Hubbard is charged with sexual assault, sexual abuse, forcible rape, felonious restraint and child molestation. The charges were filed after an incident with Hubbard, 18, and his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend.
    According to testimony from the case's preliminary hearing and court records, Hubbard had sex with his ex-girlfriend in the bathroom of the home she lived in with her mother and siblings.
    The owner of that property is Terry Hubbard, Trevor Hubbard's father.
    During the preliminary hearing Trevor Hubbard's ex-girlfriend testified her relationship was over when he came to her house while she was babysitting her siblings. In that same visit, she told the court, the incident happened.
    The girl later testified she escaped from Trevor Hubbard and locked herself and her siblings in her mother's bedroom.

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