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Pinkston Trial Rescheduled for July

For those following the JayVaughn Pinkston criminal matter closely, a trial on his criminal charges was originally scheduled for May 25, 2011 (yesterday). According to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, however, a continuance was granted and Pinkston's case will not be heard by the court until at least July 27. Judge Thomas C. Branca will preside over the trial when the case resumes in July.

Pinkston must resolve three outstanding charges; one count of simple assault and two counts of harassment. A fourth charge of simple assault was dismissed in a lower court proceeding. In the meantime, Pinkston remains free on $2,500 unsecured bail that was posted in January.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney, Nicholas Reifsnyder.

According to Pinkston's attorney, James Famiglia, the criminal proceedings will have no impact on Pinkston's standing with the University. "The continuance has no effect whatsoever," on Pinkston's ability to play basketball, practice or travel with the team, according to Famiglia.