The trial of a man accused of trying to kill an employee at a Leavenworth halfway house has been rescheduled for April.

The trial of a man accused of trying to kill an employee at a Leavenworth halfway house has been rescheduled for April.

And the attorney for Cameron J. Walton has not yet decided if he will use a lack of mental capacity defense during the trial.

Walton, 35, is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with attempted second-degree murder. The charge stems from a Dec. 13, 2016, incident at the Grossman Center in Leavenworth.

The Grossman Center is a re-entry facility for inmates who are completing their sentences.

Walton is accused of attacking an employee at the facility. The incident was reported the day Walton was supposed to be released from the center.

Walton appeared in court Friday for a pretrial conference.

His trial previously had been scheduled for March 26. But County Attorney Todd Thompson asked Friday for a new trial date.

“I have a scheduling conflict,” he said.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby rescheduled the trial for April 2.

Walton's attorney, John Bryant, said his client recently underwent an evaluation. Bryant said he wanted more time to review the findings of the evaluation.

Sundby gave Bryant 21 days to file a notice if he plans to rely on a lack of mental capacity as a defense.

Walton remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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