A judge denied a joint motion to delay the Karen Read murder trial scheduled for March 12 as prosecutors and defense await evidence.

Read, the woman accused of killing Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe, appeared in court on Feb. 15 to discuss a motion to delay the upcoming murder trial scheduled for March 12. The request to delay was filed by both the Commonwealth and defense.

You can find a more in depth look into the case here.

The defense cited in the Motion to Delay that they are still awaiting information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office due to a protective order. In court, Defense Attorney David Yanetti stated that information is expected in the coming days depending on .

Judge Cannone also heard from the defense about difficulties in obtaining evidence from Google and Verizon. She requested that Clerk of Court James McDermott reach out to the involved parties at Google and report back to counsel.

Next, Norfolk District Attorney Adam Lally discussed a delay from a DNA lab involving testing on hair and tail light samples. According to Lally, the lab expects testing to be complete by the first week of March.

A motion hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26 where Judge Cannone will review the defense’s motion to dismiss and hear the defense’s motion for sanctions and disqualification of the DA’s office. The Commonwealth has filed a motion in opposition to the defense’s requests.

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