Birmingham mayor Larry Langford is seeking to delay his trial yet again. He wants to move it to Tuscaloosa and to have more time to recover from surgery and retool his strategy now that both of his co-defendants have flipped on him. Funny how he was furious that the public — you know, his employers — were wondering about his surgery, but he’s not above using it to push back his trial date. The trial is currently scheduled to begin August 31.
It sounds like the prosecution won’t fight him on this. Given that one of the team just resigned, they may want some regrouping time too.
Now it’s up to Judge Coogler, who wasn’t sympathetic to Larry’s last delay attempt. We’ll see.
UPDATE: It worked — the trial will be moved to Tuscaloosa and delayed until October 19.