The trial of a man accused of beating a Moorhead woman to death and then setting ablaze the home she was house sitting has been postponed.
The trial for Justin Marshall Critt, 40, had been scheduled to start Monday, Dec. 4, in Clay County District Court. But Judge Michelle Lawson granted a defense request to postpone the trial because defense attorney Stephen Ferrazzano was appointed to a judgeship and feels the transition to his new post would interfere with his ability to defend Critt. A new trial date has not been set, but both sides have been instructed by Lawson to try to come up with a new trial date by Dec. 13. Possible dates include March 19, May 7 and June 11.