Carlos Bertonatti Gets Ninth Delay In Trial For Killing Biker On Rickenbacker Causeway
This time, the delay comes because the prosecutor handling his case is tied up with another ongoing trial, says Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
"This case will be continued due to the fact that the prosecutor is still in trial in Key West," Griffith says. "She expects the Key West trial to go well beyond Monday."
A judge granted the continuance in the trial this morning; there's no word yet on when the next hearing will be scheduled.
Funny how guys who can afford a $500,000 bond and spend their house arrest in Key Biscayne aren't quite as eager to get their trial underway as the guys stuck in county lockup, isn't it?
Bertonatti, an aspiring pop singer, has pleaded not guilty to killing 44-year-old Christophe LeCanne.
The more recent accused killer Rickenbacker driver -- Michele Traverso, a 25-year-old who police say drunkenly killed cyclist Aaron Cohen in nearly the same spot as Bertonatti's wreck -- has also pleaded not guilty.
The next hearing in Traverso's case is scheduled for Friday; no trial date has been set yet.
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