Day four of the Kayleigh Slusher murder trial was unexpectedly postponed Thursday morning.
Superior Court Judge Francisca P. Tisher apologized to the jurors, who were all present, and to the audience for postponing Thursday’s as well as Friday’s court sessions, citing a “very serious family emergency.” Additional details about the postponement were not available.
Sara Lynn Krueger, 26, and her boyfriend, Ryan Scott Warner, 29, are being tried simultaneously in the same courtroom before Judge Tisher in the alleged murder of Krueger’s 3-year-old daughter Kayleigh in 2014. Separate juries will render verdicts.
The trial, which began on Monday, was estimated to last eight weeks, including a jury selection process that lasted two weeks. Tisher told the court on Wednesday that the trial was “moving quicker than the attorneys thought.”