The lawyers for Hope Earnshaw-York of Tipp City and Richard Terrel of Troy have filed requests to continue their trial scheduled for early October in the death of her grandfather. William York Sr., 88, was reported missing in late May and his remains found in a Kentucky creek June 3.
Earnshaw-York, 24, has pleaded not guilty to felony indictments charging her with gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property. She remains jailed on $150,000 bail.
Terrel is charged with receiving stolen property, murder, felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $750,000 bail.
Steve King, public defender, filed the request for Earnshaw-York Sept. 24 in Miami County Common Pleas Court. King said in the motion that additional information in the cases has been received and additional time is needed to study and research the information.
Jay Adams, a court-appointed lawyer for Terrel, 35, filed a request Sept. 28 to continue the trial scheduled for Oct. 6 before Judge Christopher Gee.
Adams states in Terrel’s motion that he plans to file a motion to suppress in the case and more time would be needed to hear evidence in that request.