Ingram and Tyler

John Ingram, left, and Travis Tyler

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The trial of two men charged in the death of Carbondale musician Tim Beaty has been kicked down the road again.

Travis Tyler and John Ingram, both 22 and of Cape Girardeau, were both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection to a shooting incident that took place March 27, 2016, at a house party at 402 W. Walnut St. in Carbondale. Beaty, who was inside his neighboring home at the time, was killed by a stray bullet.

The co-defendants’ attorneys said at a status hearing Monday afternoon in Jackson County Court that the defense was late in getting a report to Jackson County Assistant State’s Attorney Casey Bloodworth, who is prosecuting the case. The prosecution and defense jointly requested more time to procure additional documents. Associate Judge Ralph Bloodworth granted the request.

The co-defendants now have a final pretrial slated for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and a status hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. March 1. Their jury trial is now set to begin at 8:15 a.m. March 19.

— Janis Esch



Janis Esch is a reporter covering higher education.

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