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The first-degree murder conviction of former Buffalo Wild Wings co-worker Jamie Woodford was postponed Friday while prosecutors investigate how the shooting ended.
Prosecutors on Tuesday delayed a Friday hearing to continue reviewing the medical evidence from Woodford, 33, who is accused of fatally shooting his co-worker outside his home in May 2012.
Woodford was convicted of first-degree murder last year.
“We’re not going to give you another chance until you tell us that you’re not guilty,” Judge Elizabeth Dye told Woodford. “That’s a fair deadline… I’m not going to do it today.”
Woodford faces a mandatory minimum penalty of life in prison without parole if he is convicted and the court does not approve his release.
On the eve of that hearing, however, the district attorney’s office filed a motion to postpone the hearing until Thursday. Defense attorney Mark Gannaway and Woodford’s attorney, Matthew R. Brown, also did not agree to delay the hearing. The court could order the case to go forward if Woodford pleads not guilty. The hearing will be conducted in secret, so neither side coul평택안마d reveal the court decision.
Gannaway argued at the hearing that the case had to be delayed because investigators weren’t able to present medical evidence.
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Woodford was charged with first-degree murder in April 2012 after the shooting outside a downtown Buffalo Wild Wings store killed his friend and fellow co-worker, John P. Cappuil, 23, of Buffalo. Cappuil was shot once in the head but survived.
Defense lawyer Gannaway said at the time of the shooting he could not be certain if Cappuil was hit by Woodford. A jury heard Woodford, Cappuil, Woodford’s parents and his uncle testified at the time they had seen Woodford leave Cappuil’s home, walk along the street, then drive away.
Woodford told police Pascuil had been drinking that night before the shooting and was walking home. Woo