The Alabama Supreme Court has stayed the trial of a Montgomery police officer facing murder charges.
Aaron Cody Smith was scheduled to go to trial Monday on murder charges for the 2016 shooting of 58-year-old Greg Gunn. Yesterday, state Supreme Court justices stayed the trial to consider his appeal on a number of issues.
Smith's attorneys argue he should be immune from prosecution because he was acting in self-defense.
They also argue the trial judge tainted the jury pool with comments about the case.