The trial of Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley will be delayed because his defense attorneys are also involved in another high profile Delaware trial.
The same lawyers representing Bradley in his child molestation case are also representing the man accused of killing Georgetown Police Officer Chad Spicer. Derrick Powell is currently on trial in Sussex County. Because of their work in that case, Judge William Carpenter issued a letter this week announcing his decision to delay the start of Bradley’s trial until June.
Carpenter’s letter also confirms his decision to move Bradley’s trial from Sussex County to the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington. There had been concern that the publicity surrounding the details of the Bradley abuse allegations would have made it difficult to pick an impartial jury.
Bradley is charged with sexually assaulting more than 100 patients at his pediatrician’s office for more than a decade before being arrested in December 2009. His trial had been set to begin Feb. 14.