BUNKER HILL, Ind. (AP) - A prison inmate's trial in a beating that severely injured a guard has been postponed until April after a key witness fell ill.
A Miami Circuit Court judge set April 22 as 40-year-old Ruben Gonzalez's trial on an aggravated battery charge.
The Kokomo Tribune reports the delay was the third for Gonzalez, who's accused of beating a guard unconscious with a padlock inside a sock at the Miami Correctional Facility in February 2012.
That guard suffered a skull fracture, broken jaw, hearing loss and internal bleeding.
Gonzalez' initial October trial date was postponed until November following a judge's death. His trial was then reset for March 11 at prosecutors' request.
The most recent delay came after a key witness went on medical leave was unavailable until late April.
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