Statue trial delayed again
UPDATE: The trial has a new date. It is now set to begin on April 25.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A trial that was scheduled to start on Thursday has been postponed.
The organization Swords into Plowshares says the trial concerning it being given the Robert E. Lee statue has been delayed again.
This is the second time the trial has been postponed.
At this time, there is no word on why the trial has been delayed or when it will be rescheduled.
The Trevilians Foundation has sued Charlottesville for giving the statue to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
The JSAAHC plans on melting the statue down to create a new piece of art, but the lawsuit claims state law prohibits the destruction of the statue, saying it must be given to a group that will preserve it.
The trial was delayed in January due to an attorney’s illness.