Trials delayed for two men charged in Easter 2016 first-degree murder

JACKSON COUNTY — Two Cape Girardeau men charged in the March 2016 death of a Carbondale musician Tim Beaty won’t be seeing the courtroom now until next year.

During a status hearing Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court, attorneys for 22-year-old Travis Tyler and 22-year-old John Ingram told the judge the defense was late in getting a report to Jackson County Assistant State’s Attorney Casey Bloodworth, who is prosecuting the case. That’s according to the Southern Illinoisan.

The defense and prosecution made a joint request for more time to get additional documents. The judge granted the request.

Tyler and Ingram are both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm  in connection with the March 27, 2016 shooting at a house party at 402 West Walnut Street. Beaty, who was inside a neighboring home at the time, was killed by a stray bullet.

A final pre-trial for Tyler and Ingram has been set for Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. A status hearing is scheduled for March 1 at 9 a.m. Their jury trial is now set to start on March 19 at 8:15 a.m.