Delay in Producing Evidence May Delay School Shooting Trial

Prosecutors say the trial of a Texas school shooting suspect may be delayed for a year as federal investigators have yet to deliver key evidence.

The disclosure came at a brief court hearing Monday in Galveston where, by closed circuit video from jail, Dimitrios Pagourtzis made his first public appearance since his arrest at Santa Fe High School.

The 18-year-old student is accused of a May 18 rampage at the school that left 10 people dead and 13 wounded.

[NATL] 10 People Dead in Santa Fe High School Shooting

Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady told state District Judge John Ellisor that his staff still awaits a "substantial amount of evidence" from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defense team said they'd be ready for trial this year.

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