The murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the stabbing death of prominent Ellicott City blogger and businessman Dennis Lane was postponed until April 2014, according to online court records.
On Thursday, a Howard County Circuit Judge granted the defense's motion for postponement of the trial of Jason Anthony Bulmer, which was set for Oct. 29.
Bulmer, who is represented by the office of the public defender, is now set to go to trial on April 22, 2014, according to online court records.
Bulmer, 20, faces conspiracy and first-degree murder charges in the May 10 killing of Lane, whose daughter, Morgan Lane Arnold, was Bulmer's girlfriend. Arnold, 15, faces first-degree murder, conspiracy and other charges in the crime.
Arnold, who will be represented by defense attorney Joseph Murtha, is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 18.
According to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan, Bulmer's trial was postponed so the defense could "continue the investigation of a possible not criminally responsible defense and obtain educational assessments necessary for the not criminally responsible evaluation."
The prosecution did not object to the motion, according to online court records.
Bulmer told police on May 10 at the crime scene that he had killed Lane and that Arnold had told him to do it, according to charging documents.
The pair discussed the crime for approximately two months prior to Lane's death, according to the documents. The pair were planning to run away together to California, the documents state.