The trial of the man who shot his estranged wife and stepdaughter outside a daycare last fall has been postponed after the suspect hired a new lawyer.
Terrence Roberson, 36, was scheduled to go to trial May 14 in Rockdale County Superior Court for two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Roberson recently hired a new lawyer, defense attorney Page Pate, who reportedly requested a continuance. The trial has reportedly been rescheduled to July.
Last month, after Roberson was found mentally competent to stand trial, assistant public defender Owen Humphries requested more time for a medical examination, which was denied. Roberson reportedly wanted to see the status of a physical ailment and what role it might have played in the attack. Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation said the seven months Roberson had been in jail was sufficient time to carry out exams.
Roberson is charged with shooting Kimaya Motley Roberson, 38, a CJ Hicks Elementary teacher, and her 10-year-old daughter Corrine Williams, who a Lorraine Elementary student last September outside a daycare on Ga. Highway 155 in Stockbridge. Both survived, despite shots to the head. The couple had been separated about a year at that time and Kimaya had recently filed for divorce.