Teresa Sievers murder trial pushed back, date undecided

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FILE Photo of Mark Sievers mugshot from 2016 – Photo courtesy of Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

The trial for Mark Sievers, the man who is accused of killing his wife back in 2015, has been pushed back and will no longer be on June 3.

Citing a large workload and an addition of additional information among other complications, the defense attorney requested for the delay in the trial.

The initial request was to delay the scheduled June 3 trial to September, but Judge Bruce Kyle did not immediately approve the motion for continuance and instead set a pretrial conference for today to reassess. The judge said he wanted to see what they can get done by then, but at this time, there’s still outstanding DNA evidence from the FBI.

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Mark Sievers is accused of orchestrating the death with long-time friend Curtis Wayne Wright Jr.

Wright pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and in a plea deal is expected to help prosecutors in the case.

Jimmy Rodgers faces first-degree murder for killing Sievers with a hammer at her Bonita Springs home in 2015.

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If convicted Sievers and Rodgers could face the death penalty.

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