Trial date pushed back in murder trial

By Greg Sowinski

February 3, 2014

LIMA — A man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of another man waived his right to a speedy trial for a third time pushing his trial back to April 22.

Randell Howard Jr., 20, also was assigned a pretrial conference for March 20. Howard is on his second attorney. His latest attorney needs more time to prepare his defense.

Howard and another man, Mikel Johnson, are charged in the June 24 early morning shooting death of 20-year-old Joshua Davenport. Davenport was shot multiple times while in the 700 block of Albert Street. Police received reports of shots fired and found him in a nearby alley.

Johnson also has received a new attorney and his trial scheduled for next week will be pushed back.