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Trial date for accused Indian Creek Trail murderer delayed to January

The trial date was originally set for Sep. 6, 2022
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Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 21:02:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Accused Indian Creek Trail killer Fredrick Scott trial's has been delayed despite objections from the state.

Scott's trial was originally set for Sep. 6, 2022, but according to the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's office, the trial will now be moved to a date that has yet to be determined in January.

No reason has yet to be given for the delay of the trial but the prosecution office has objected to the ruling as they have told KSHB 41 they are ready to proceed to take this case to trial.

Scott was arrested in Aug. 2017, in connection to several homicides that happened at the trail dating all the way back to Aug. 2016.

Scott was charged with the killings of a total of six people, five men and a woman: John W. Palmer, David Lennox, Timothy S. Rice, Michael Darby, Karen Harmeyer and Steven Gibbons.

The killings around the Indian Creek Bike Trail caused fear around the Kansas City area, leading city officials to consider whether a curfew was needed for the area at the time.

The killings have taken a massive toll on friends and family members of the victims.

At the time of his arrest, Scott initially admitted to killing two of the victims according to court documents and repeatedly told investigators that he was angry over the 2015 murder of his brother, Gerrod Woods according to both the document and previous reporting by KSHB 41.

Woods was one of two men killed in December of 2015 during an armed robbery according to previous reporting by KSHB.

There has already been delays in the trial already as Scott was originally found to be incompetent to stand trial in June 2021. However a few months later in Oct. 2021, a judge ruled Scott competent to stand trial.