CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A murder trial for a Chambersburg man accused in the September 1997 shooting death of Wendy Wise Schuchman was scheduled for mid-January Friday over the objections of the defendant who claims he is not getting a speedy trial.
Jury selection in the case against Kevin J. Barrett, 35, of 627 Siloam Road, will take place on Dec. 11, Judge Richard J. Walsh ruled. Trial dates were set for Jan. 13-15.
Barrett told Walsh that Public Defender Robert J. Trambley was not handling his case quickly enough. He said he tried to contact Trambley for months since he fired his private attorney and sought representation from the public defender's office.
"I want this trial behind me, Sir," Barrett told Walsh. "I'm opposed to this (continuance), but what can I do," he said.