April trial date set for man charged in shooting of judge - WNEM TV 5

April trial date set for man charged in shooting of judge

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A trial has been scheduled for a man charged in the shooting of a federal judge during an attempted robbery at his Detroit home.

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday set an April 27 trial date for 23-year-old Kevin Smith of Detroit. He faces robbery, assault and other charges. The court also set a pretrial hearing date.

Defense lawyer John L. McWilliams says he has a large volume of transcripts of interviews, crime scene information and other material to review in the case.

Police say U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg March 5 after being confronted while retrieving his trash can.

A second man is charged, but prosecutors say he's a cooperating witness. They haven't released his name.

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