For the second time in three weeks, Robert Quantrell Broughton's motion status hearing was postponed Tuesday.
The court granted Broughton's attorney Bruce Harvey a leave of absence from the court for undisclosed reasons. The district attorney's office was unaware of Harvey's planned absence until approximately 11 a.m., well into the day's court proceedings.
Harvey was also unable to attend the previous attempt at a motion status hearing on June 12 due to a conflicting court date. At that time, Broughton, 20, pled not guilty through a public defender to charges unrelated to the shooting death of 15-year-old Martia Logan.
Those charges included driving under the influence, giving false information to a police officer, two counts of obstruction of an officer, failure to yield right of way, driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and reckless driving.
Broughton allegedly shot and killed Logan in his parent's home on Flat Rock Road last December, reportedly fleeing before investigators arrived on the scene. He turned himself in at the Newton County Sheriff's Office the following morning.
As of yet, no motive as been established for the shooting.