The instant Order memorializes the Court’s instructions and rulings during the conference.
First, the Court granted Defendant Samuel Lightsey’s Motion to Continue. (Doc. 113.) The Parties shall confer and submit to the Court a joint proposed scheduling order no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014, suggesting proposed trial dates to begin between July 7, 2014 and August 2014. The joint proposed scheduling order shall also set forth two dates for hearings—one falling close to trial to resolve trial motions and another falling midway between now and trial for a Daubert hearing on Dr. Conley’s testimony.
Second, regarding the Joint Motion for Severance By Defendant Stewart Parnell and Defendant Michael Parnell (Doc. 87), the Court agreed to review in camera affidavits and/or other supporting submissions to demonstrate why their defenses are antagonistic and mutually exclusive. Defendants shall file their documents under seal to the docket no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Third, and finally, the Court shall take under advisement and reserve ruling on any pending discovery motions and the Government’s Motion for Competency Hearing. The Court will resolve those motions at a future date.
SO ORDERED, this 11th day of December, 2013.
/s/ W. Louis Sands
W. LOUIS SANDS, JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT