A murder trial for a Watertown man that was due to begin this week has been delayed until October, allowing more time for his attorney to prepare the case.
Third Circuit Court Judge Carmen Means granted a delay until October 18th in the trial of 41 Year-old, Jeremiah Peacemaker. Peacemaker is charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Kendra Owen of Watertown. Owen, 28, was found dead after police were dispatched to her residence in the 300 block of North Broadway Street to check her welfare on September 2nd.
Police said she had been dead inside the apartment for "several days" before being discovered.
A motion filed by Peacemakers court-appointed attorney, Scott Bratland, requested the delay to prepare the case which was originally scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 28th.
Peacemaker was arrested by Watertown Police on September 3rd and has been incarcerated at the Codington County Jail since that time. He is currently being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.