A man facing an attempted murder charge in Leavenworth was in court Wednesday to change the date of his trial. But following a hearing, the date of his trial remains unchanged.

A man facing an attempted murder charge in Leavenworth was in court Wednesday to change the date of his trial. But following a hearing, the date of his trial remains unchanged.

Cameron J. 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.

On Friday, Walton's trial was rescheduled from March 26 to April 2 because County Attorney Todd Thompson said he had a scheduling conflict.

Walton was back in court Wednesday because his attorney, John Bryant, said an expert witness for the defense would not be available to testify April 2 or April 9, which was considered a possible alternate trial date.

After reviewing possible dates that would work for the defense, District Judge Gunnar Sundby said the trial could be rescheduled for May 21. But Thompson said this could push the case past a speedy trial deadline for the prosecution.

Bryant argued the time of the delay should be counted against the prosecution. He said the delay was the result of the prosecution's request last week for a new trial date.

“We were prepared to go forward on the 26th (of March)," he said.

Sundby said he would leave the trial scheduled for April 2. Sundby said Bryant will need to tell his expert to rearrange his schedule.

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