CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The jury trial for Panthers’ Greg Hardy has been continued to 2015. Hardy was convicted on domestic violence charges by a judge in July.
He appealed the conviction and was scheduled to have a jury trial on November 17th. Hardy is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, and threatening to kill her.
A spokesperson for the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office says, “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.”
They continue to say, “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.”