MASON, Mich. (AP) - A key hearing has been delayed for a young man charged in the slaying of a Michigan State University student who was stabbed at an apartment complex near campus.
A preliminary hearing for Connor McCowan of Okemos was scheduled for Thursday in Mason District Court to determine if there's enough evidence for trial. WLNS-TV reports it's been delayed until April 18 because the judge knew McCowan's family and removed himself from the case.
McCowan faces a murder charge in the death of 23-year-old Andrew Singler. McCowan is being held without bond.
Police in Ingham County's Meridian Township say Singler died after being stabbed Feb. 23. Singler grew up in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.
Court records say the stabbing stemmed from an argument between Singler and McCowan's sister.
Information from: WLNS-TV, http://www.wlns.com