A November trial date for a Dale County man charged in a 2017 slaying has been continued.
Mitchell Doster was arrested in December 2017 and indicted in March 2018 in connection with the death of Rickey Dease, who was found dead in his residence in the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 2017, after police responded to a firearm assault call in the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 231 North.
Doster’s attorney, Alfred Livaudais Jr., filed a continuance request in September because Doster has a filing pending before the state Court of Criminal Appeals in a related immunity claim.
Dale County Judge William H. Filmore granted the continuance for Doster’s November trial, rescheduling tentatively for Jan. 13.
Investigators believe Doster fired the fatal shots that killed Dease.
According to court records, Doster was previously charged with murder in 1998 in connection with a Coffee County slaying. He pleaded guilty in 1999 to manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 years in state prison.