STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - For the fifth time, a trial is being delayed for a central Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend's two-year-old son.
Once again, an expert witness sought by the defense cannot attend a late February trial for 27-year-old Reymundo Perez.
An eight-day trial has been moved up another three months, and is now due to begin June 3rd in Portage County Circuit Court.
Perez is charged with reckless homicide and reckless child abuse in the death of 2-year-old Felix Espinosa-Villa at his girlfriend's mobile home in Bancroft in late October of 2011.
Prosecutors said Perez threw the toddler to the ground because he would not stop crying. Assistant district attorney Veronica Isherwood said the child's mother is concerned because the case has been pending longer than her son was alive.
Isherwood suggested that the defense find a different expert witness.
Judge John Finn said the doctor would have to submit evidence by the end of February.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)