On Thursday, a Philadelphia judge set an April trial date for an East Germantown man accused of killing an off-duty police officer last July.
Kareem Alleyne, of the 900 block of E. Price St., is scheduled to appear before Common Pleas Court Judge Lillian Ransom on April 7.
The 35-year-old is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle in connection to a fatal car accident that unfolded in East Mt. Airy on July 15, 2012.
At around 11:30 p.m., Officer Marc Brady was struck by a white Acura as he rode his bicycle towards his ex-girlfriend’s home, according to Philadelphia Police.
The 32-year-old was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center just over 30 minutes later.
Alleyne was arrested the next day.
James Funt, who is representing Alleyne, maintains that the incident was an accident.
An accident-reconstruction expert with the department testified at last October’s preliminary hearing that Alleyne “absolutely” had time to avoid hitting Brady.