It was reported last week that Greg Hardy’s domestic violence trial would be postponed. Here’s the District Attorney’s official statement explaining why.
The decision was made today to continue Greg Hardy’s trial to early 2015. An exact date has not yet been set.
The State is currently trying a capital murder case, which began on Sept. 16 and is expected to continue at least through the end of this month. This matter has taken longer than expected, and another homicide trial is set to begin on Nov. 17, limiting the number of available courtrooms.
The District Attorney’s Office must now adjust the dockets in several courtrooms, affecting multiple cases that had been scheduled for the coming weeks. These changes will affect the Domestic Violence Team’s cases scheduled for the week of Nov. 17. A number of matters must be continued.
The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes approximately 9,000 felonies and 200,000 misdemeanor and traffic offenses every year. The office works to seek justice and protect the community while handling the matters in a timely fashion and prosecuting this high volume of cases in a limited number of courtrooms.
Now, the question is, after sitting out six games, will Hardy be allowed to suit up for the Panthers this season. Many, including Ron Rivera, think so.