The hearing was delayed because Judge Diane Lagoski said questions still needed to be answered by State's Attorney Carrie Boyd. However, she was not present in the courtroom and Lagoski said Boyd had not answered phone calls. Assistant State's Attorney Leecia Carnes said Boyd was out of the courthouse on an office-related trip.
This is also the case centered around felony charges of misconduct recently filed against Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty. State's Attorney Carrie Boyd says Petty did not properly take blood samples prior to Lopez's autopsy.