Murder Trial Delayed

murder3A delay in one defendant’s trial in Franklin County’s 2013 cornfield killing spells delays for his three co-defendants’ trials in the slaying of 26-year-old Corey N. Matthews.
Matthews’ body was found in a cornfield east of Cowan, Tenn., almost two years ago.
Defendant David Gordon Jenkins’ trial was to have started on Tuesday but Jenkins must get a new lawyer, according to an order filed in Franklin County Circuit Court. That order triggered a delay in the cases against co-defendants John Corey Lanier, Coty Keith Holmes and Todd E. Dalton. All four men are charged with first-degree murder and felony murder. All four once lived in Coffee County.
Jenkins’ new trial date is May 4.
Matthews’ body was found just outside Cowan, TN in a cornfield across from a tiny graveyard named Jackson Cemetery.