MAUI, Hawaii - A hearing for a man accused of killing Santa Cruz Assistant City Attorney Celestial Cassman in Maui was delayed Tuesday because a psychiatric review was not yet complete.
Second Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza was set to review a psychiatric evaluation for Gerald Galaway Jr., but instead he set new court date for Jan. 29, 2013, prosecutor John Kim said.
Galaway, 39, had pleaded no contest in June to manslaughter and kidnapping for Cassman's September 2011 death. He later entered a motion to withdraw his plea and claimed he was in a "trance."
Cassman, 35, was killed a day after she and Galaway arrived in Maui.
Maui police have said Galaway and Cassman fought on the side of a highway where Cassman was found dead.