Trial date set for man paralyzed in Delaware police shooting

(File/WHYY)

(File/WHYY)

A Delaware judge has scheduled a January trial date for a Georgia man who was left a quadriplegic after being shot by Wilmington police.

 

The judge had planned to conduct a plea hearing by teleconference Monday for Marvin Jones, who is at the state hospital for the chronically ill. Instead, the judge held a scheduling teleconference and set a Jan. 17 trial date.

Jones, a parolee from Georgia, was shot last year during a struggle after a traffic stop.

Delaware’s attorney general’s office said the shooting was justified because the officers believed their lives were in danger. 

Last year, prosecutors offered a plea bargain allowing Jones to plead no contest to resisting arrest with force or violence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and possession of ammunition by a person prohibited.

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