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Murder trial for fired Columbus police officer Adam Coy postponed for cancer treatment

The trial for a fired Columbus police officer charged with the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man has been postponed again as he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The trial for Adam Coy, 46, has been postponed according to Mark Collins, who is Coy's attorney.

Coy is facing charges of murder, reckless homicide, dereliction of duty and felonious assault for the December 2020 fatal shooting of Andre Hill. Coy pleaded not guilty to the charges in April 2021.

Body camera footage from the incident shows Coy firing his gun seconds after Hill turns around to face officers with a cell phone in hand. Officers, including Coy, failed to administer aid to Hill for more than 10 minutes after the shooting.

Coy's trial was supposed to begin April 24 and had already been postponed from November.

"Based on the treatment schedule, he’s unable to physically and mentally participate in a trail right now," Collins said.

A status hearing is set for July 12 at 9 a.m. in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Judge Steven McIntosh is slated to preside over the hearing.

Allie Vugrincic has been a radio reporter at WOSU 89.7 NPR News since March 2023.