Egim Chris Etta-Tawo, Roudolphe Germain Jr. and Evan Winston were scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon during next week's jury trials, but Winston's attorney is unavailable.
Mawuli Davis, counsel for Winston, will be in court for another murder trial in Fulton County next week, Senior Assistant District Attorney Jeff Hunt said. The trial for the three suspects will be held Sept. 17, a year after the shooting occurred. Blackmon will hold a calendar call for the case one week prior to the start of trial, Sept. 10.
The three men, all in their early 20s, were scheduled to appear for a trial for the first time in February.
Etta-Tawo was scheduled to appear on two separate cases — possession and distribution of marijuana and felony murder and violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
Winston and Germain were indicted last October for the murder of Kevin Woods, 21, on counts of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
In the original incident report filed by Carrollton Police Officer Brandon Wilson following the shooting reported finding the victim dead in a Dodge Charger in the parking lot of Chateau Apartments on Hay's Mill Road at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, shortly after the shooting occurred.
According to Inv. Chad Taylor, it is currently the belief of police that Etta-Tawo had set up a marijuana deal between the victim and the other two suspects, which ended with Woods' death. Winston and Germain reportedly drove off in a 1999 Toyota Camry.
Germain is being represented by Atlanta attorney Charles Brant, and Etta-Tawo is being represented by Carrollton attorney Kevin Drummond.
Set for the jury trials next week is the case of Michael Elbert Huckeba, a former Carroll County Prison guard and county school board member, who is accused of holding his former wife hostage at gunpoint in December 2011.
The incident occured last year after Huckeba had reportedly learned his former wife had cooperated with a sheriff's office investigation into his conduct as a public safety official. He has been charged with theft by taking for allegedly stealing gasoline from the prison and violation of his oath of office from the original investigation.
He is also charged with burglary, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and obstructing a 911 call for the December incident.
Huckeba will appear next Monday with Newnan attorney Lazanea Lucas representing him.
Also set for next week's jury trial is:
• Thomas Kidd, Christopher Almon and a juvenile were arrested by Carrollton police in January for armed robbery, aggravated assault and giving police false information. The three were arrested at the Chateau Apartment Complex after officers traced phone calls made to local pizzerias back to a residence in which they resided. The suspects had allegedly called for deliveries, then robbed delivery workers at gunpoint when they arrived. The three were indicted in early April and will appear before Blackmon next week.
• Brian Morris and Christina Morris were indicted in early April on charges of burglary, theft by taking, theft by deception and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Brian Morris, represented by public defender Valerie Cooke, will appear before Blackmon next week, but Blackmon granted a leave to continue for Christina Morris, represented by public defender Julie Moore.