Murder trial of Palmyra man postponed until September

Posted May 13, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The murder trial of a Palmyra man accused of killing a Detroit man in 2013 has been postponed to September, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

The trial of Jason Cote, accused of killing 47-year old Ricky Cole last July, was scheduled to begin next week, according to Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea.

“It has been postponed because the defense team is going to seek the possibility of expert testimony related to tool and blood-stain marks,” Zainea said Tuesday.

Cote is being held at the Somerset County Jail in Madison.

Cole died of blunt-force trauma in the incident, and he and Cote knew each other.

If convicted, Cote faces at least 25 years and up to life behind bars.