The murder trial of Tyler James Hutchinon, the man accused of killing 88-year-old Belmont resident Albert Korn in 2009, has been continued to Jan. 8, 2013 at the request of Hutchinson's attorney. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday.
Defense attorney James Thompson requested the continuance last week, telling San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Mark Forcum that he needed more time to prepare.
According to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Forcum accepted the explanation and granted the continuance.
The defendant allegedly entered Korn's home in the 2500 block of Hallmark Drive on June 2, 2009, robbed and beat him and then drove away in Korn's 2004 Jaguar. Hutchinson was caught two days later in West Sacramento committing residential burglary.
Korn died at Stanford Hospital on June 17, 2009.
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the murder case
The defendant remains in custody in San Mateo County Jail on no bail status.
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