Waukesha resident Justin Carl apparently does not want to wait much longer for his day in court.
Carl, 37, is again seeking an expedited trial date, according to online court records – the second such request he has made since being charged with first-degree intentional homicide in October 2015.
A hearing on the matter is schedule for June 2 in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Carl is currently set to go to trial Sept. 18, records show. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
The motion for an expedited trial date was filed May 12 by Carl's new attorney, Mark Rosen.
It is the latest turn in the case, which has been marked by unusual events including Carl's insistence earlier this year that he would represent himself with "Jesus Christ" as his defense.
Basis for charges
Prosecutors say Carl fatally shot Kevin Hueman, another Waukesha resident and an apparent stranger to Carl, around 8:17 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015, shortly after Hueman walked outside his North Street home to smoke and to watch a thunderstorm.
Police said they linked Carl to the killing via a bullet and a Nike shoe recovered from or near the crime scene.
If convicted, Carl faces a mandatory life sentence.
He's facing two additional felony charges in the case, as well, for allegedly being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Another Waukesha homicide case, involving a Waukesha defendant and victim, is still pending.
Philip Holland, who stands accused of hacking a man to death with a hatchet, is scheduled to take his case to trial June 5.
The trial is expected to last eight days.