Alexander’s trial is scheduled to start Monday. However, his defense attorney, Lucas Wilder, filed a motion to continue the trial.
A memorandum filed by the defense cited new discovery and a change of trial strategy as the reasons behind the motion.
“Counsel received over 2,000 phone calls and/or emails that have been made (or sent) by Defendant,” the memorandum read. “Some of the contact Defendant has made with these witnesses has resulted in a re-indictment on bribery and obstruction charges.”
Due to those recent developments, Wilder wrote the defense needs more time to review the discovery and to prepare for trial.
Alexander is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Jermaine Lewis outside the Red Roof Inn in Butler Twp., according to Vandalia Municipal Court records. On Oct. 9, 2020, he reportedly shot Lewis multiple times from the back seat of a vehicle.
Alexander has been in the Montgomery County Jail since March 9, according to jail booking records.