DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A murder suspect in Dallas County who was released earlier this month — after Dallas police mistakenly erased some of their computer criminal data — will soon go on trial.
Suspect Jonathan Pitts is accused of shooting and killing Shun Handy in 2019.READ MORE: Hebron High School Teacher Jared Stites Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Student
In court filings August 20, prosecutors in Dallas said they will be ready to move forward at the next trial setting. Documents show an announcement hearing is set for September 9.READ MORE: Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly 900 Pounds Of Marijuana From Smugglers Crossing Rio Grande River
Back in April, DPD mistakenly erased some data and didn’t notify the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office until early August.
Because prosecutors were reviewing their records to see if any evidence in this case was erased, they weren’t ready for trial and Pitts was released.MORE NEWS: Manhunt Underway For 22-Year-Old Man Accused Of Shooting At Garland Police Officers
CBS 11 News contacted Pitts’ attorney, but had not received a response by this publishing.