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: Fort Worth Residents Concerned About Plans To Replace Nearly 100-Year-Old Forest Park Pool
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: Cook Children’s Halts Elective Surgeries Due To Staff, Bed Shortages During COVID-19 Surge
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: COVID-19 Vaccines Don't Impact Fertility, But The Virus Does, Doctors Say
CBS 11 News contacted Pitts’ attorney, but had not received a response by this publishing.