Double-murder trial rescheduled to May


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28-year-old Jacob T. Stockdale will have four extra months before facing trial in the double murder of his mother, Kathryn Stockdale, 54, and his younger brother, james Stockdale, 21.

Stockdale is accused of shooting his mother and brother to death at the family home along Dolphin St. SW in Bethlehem Township on June 15, 2017.

At this time, the Stark County Prosecutor’s officer has not released evidence or the motive of the shooting.

The reason Stockdale’s Jan. 26 trial has been rescheduled is due to the inablity of his attorneys to meet with him at the mental health facility where he is at because of COVID-19 restrictions.