Judge aiming for a trial date in Summer 2017 for Nouman Raja in Corey Jones case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Another status hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 21, 2017 for the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer charged with killing local drummer Corey Jones last year.

The judge said at a hearing Wednesday that she hopes to set a trial date for Nouman Raja  in the early summer of 2017.

Raja was not in court but members of the Jones family did attend the hearing.

During the brief court hearing Wednesday prosecutors say discovery has been provided to the defense.


Dates to take depositions have been blocked off for November and December. The state says there will be a decent amount of travel connected to those depositions.

Raja has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Family and friends gathered Tuesday to mark the somber anniversary of Jones' death.

Jones was waiting for a tow truck on the side of the road when Raja approached him, in plain clothes and shot him.

Raja was indicted by a grand jury and charged with attempted first-degree murder and manslaughter.

This case prompted Palm Beach Gardens officers to wear body cameras and enforce tighter policies plain-clothed officers.


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