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Another delay granted in trial involving Rosemary Flynn death

Posted: January 18, 2012 4:58 p.m.
Updated: January 18, 2012 4:58 p.m.

SAN FERNANDO - For the second time in just over a month, the attorney representing a local man charged in the death of his girlfriend was granted more time for tests relating to the girl's death nearly a year and a half ago.

Defense lawyer Evelyn Burns represents 29-year-old Bryon Jeffrey Murray of Canyon Country, who was ordered to stand trial on charges of vehicular manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rosemary Flynn.

On Wednesday, she asked Superior Court Judge David B. Gelfound for more time for test results.

"The people are still awaiting the results on some tests," she said.

Burns made a similar request in early December when she asked for more time to further investigate "some medical tests."

After a five-minute "sidebar" meeting with lawyers in the hallway, Gelfound granted Burns additional time but noted he wants the trial to start soon.

"I want to get this matter to proceed to trial," he said.

As the court proceeding began in San Fernando Superior Court, a handcuffed Murray sauntered into a near-empty courtroom, dark hair buzz-cut and dressed in blue L.A. County jail garb, and looked around before sitting next to his attorney.

The only ones in the court audience were a reporter, two men involved in a separate case and the parents of Rosemary Flynn.

"We're just happy he's in custody," said father Matt Flynn outside the courtroom when asked about the latest trial delay.

Deputy District Attorney Kareen O'Brien said outside court that she hopes the trial will get under way by the start of summer.

Murray was arrested in June on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in connection with Rosemary Flynn's July 2010 death. He pleaded not guilty later in June.

Flynn, 21, of Canyon Country, died of a fractured skull after the couple argued outside their Canyon Country apartment.

She hit her head on the asphalt after allegedly grabbing the door of a truck as Murray drove it away from their Jakes Way apartment.

Rosemary Flynn would have turned 23 years old next week.
Murray was ordered to appear back in court next month.




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