Nearly five years have passed since Brooke Nicole Morris was found dead.
Her accused killer has yet to face a jury, but that could change this summer.
On Tuesday Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks denied a motion to postpone Shawn Smoot’s scheduled July 25 trial at the Roane County Courthouse.
“The court is not inclined to continue this matter any further,” Wicks said.
Smoot’s defense attorney, Bob Jolley of Knoxville, filed a motion for a continuance on Friday. Jolley is Smoot’s fifth court-appointed attorney.