Murder Trial Postponed For Fifth Time

… Lawyer for man accused of killing two women needs more time …

By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

1:35 PM EDT, October 26, 2010

The murder trial of Mark Kenneth Floyd, who’s accused of stabbing two women to death last year in Northeast Baltimore, was postponed for the fifth time Tuesday because his attorney needs more time to prepare.

“Your honor, there are voluminous pieces of evidence” in this case, defense attorney Lawrence Rosenberg told the judge in asking for a postponement. He said he’s still waiting for some DNA results and hasn’t had time to review other information prosecutors presented within the past few weeks.

“We’re not ready, judge,” Rosenberg said. The case has already been postponed four times, in October 2009 and January, April and July of this year.

Floyd, 25, is charged with robbery and murder in the June 2009 deaths of Allisha Royster, 23, and Lydia Steed, 31, a couple who had recently married in Boston. Their bodies were found in their apartment, several days after the murder. Police said Floyd pawned a computer stolen from the women, linking him to their deaths.

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