ELKHART — A motion by counsel for C. Aaron Rovenstine on Jan. 17 to continue his jury trial has been denied by Special Judge Evan S. Roberts. Roberts issued the ruling Thursday, Jan. 19. The ruling was entered into court records today, Friday, Jan. 20.
A status conference was held in Elkhart Superior Court 1 Wednesday, Jan. 18, regarding the defense’s notice to the court and request for privilege log or other assistance as to privileged communication, filed on Jan. 13, and the defense’s motion to continue the jury trial. The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.
Documents on the case show defense counsel and special prosecutor Tami Napier appeared telephonically, with Keven Bronson’s attorney P. Todd, appearing in open court. Arguments regarding the two motions here heard. An objection to continue the trial was made by the prosecution.
Jennifer Lukemeyer, co-defense counsel, was directed to forward all privileged information identified on the record to Bronson’s attorney. Todd was directed to immediately address the information and file written documentation as discussed. Additionally, based upon the privileged information addressed, counsel was directed to notify counsel for Mark Soto.
Roberts took the motion to continue the trial under advisement on Wednesday.
On Thursday the state also filed its response to the defense motion to exclude/motion in limine, which has been taken under advisement.