CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ A new trial date is expected to be set for a man accused of killing a Cedar Rapids cab driver after a mistrial was declared because of a prosecutor's medical condition.
Johnathan Mitchell is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the April slaying of Cathy Stickley.
Jury selection in Mitchell's trial was interrupted last week when Assistant Linn County Attorney Nic Scott was admitted to the hospital. The judge declared a mistrial because it was unknown when Scott would return to work.
Sources say attorneys will meet with the judge on Wednesday to schedule a new trial.
Mitchell's trial was moved to Story County District Court in Nevada on a change of venue.