Judge postpones attempted murder trial for Andrew Lesky

Andrew Lesky appears for a hearing in 1st District Court, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Logan, Utah. Lesky claims that the Cache County Jail confiscated his legal documents, and mail to his attorney, which will hinder him from helping in his defense of attempted aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping charges.

LOGAN — A judge has postponed the three-week attempted murder trial for Andrew Lesky, the 45-year-old former Idaho man who is facing 10 felonies and 17 misdemeanors.

1st District Court Judge Brian Cannell ruled Tuesday morning to continue the trial until October, so that attorneys can prepare arguments on several motions Lesky has filed. They include requests to dismiss the charges, change the venue and relocate him to the Box Elder County jail.

Lesky was arrested in April 2014, after reportedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend outside her apartment. It is also alleged he threatened her and another man with a handgun and a knife.

Prosecutors later filed additional charges against him, accusing him of aggravated assault, burglary, stalking, criminal trespass and other counts that occurred prior to his arrest. He has also been charged with damaging his jail cell and spitting at deputies.

According to Lesky, jail staff are intercepting his mail and phone calls with his attorney. He has also said, he has been treated inhumanely while incarcerated. The most recent incident reportedly occurred last week, when deputies searched his cell.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Judge Cannell rescheduled Lesky’s trial to begin October 11. He also set a hearing date for July 20 to consider the latest motions.

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