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Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Stabbing MSU Student


EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The first testimony against Connor McCowan was supposed to happen this week. His new court date has been pushed to mid-April after a new judge was assigned to the case.

Ingham County District Court Judge Thomas Boyd removed himself, after saying he knows the defendant's family. Court officials say the judge's son played lacrosse with McCowan at Okemos High School.

Court records say there had been argument beween Singler and McCowan's sister earlier in the evening that McCowon "took exception too." The two men also exchanged multiple texts throughout the night.

McCowan, 19, has been charged with open murder in 23-year-old Andrew Singler's death. Court documents show on February 23rd, the two got into an argument at Singler's Meridian Township apartment when McCowan allegedly stabbed Singler in the chest and the arm.


Singler was taken to a local hospital by his roommate, where he was pronounced dead.

Meridian Township police say McCowan ran home. His father then drove him back to Singler's apartment to check on him, but records show when the father saw police, he turned around. Officers arrested McCowan at his home.

Singler was dating McCowan's older sister at the time of the stabbing. Singler was expected to graduate in May.

He is now being held without bond. Judge Donald Allen will now oversee the case. A preliminary exam is scheduled for April 18th.

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