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Trial delayed in 2016 high school assault case

(WJRT)
Published: Aug. 15, 2018 at 7:01 PM EDT
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A school beating trial set to begin on Wednesday is once again delayed.

This time, a doctor expected to take the stand as a witness is stuck in the Netherlands.

The case revolves around Lea Sizemore.

During a fight at South Laurel High School in 2016, investigators say Sizemore beat Martina McClure with a cell phone.

Prosecutors told us McClure suffered brain damage. The doctor treated McClure.

" He was, he's a witness both sides were needing for questioning regarding the medical attention Martina received," said Jackie Steele, Commonwealth Attorney of the 27th Judicial Circuit.

Sizemore is facing a first-degree assault charge. Despite being a juvenile at the time of the alleged fight, she is being tried as an adult.

The case went before a jury earlier this year. It led to a mistrial due to t-shirts worn in the

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A judge reset the trial for October 9th.