Trial delayed in double homicide case

Craig Daniels, Jr., the man accused of killing two people in a Parker Street home last March, waived his right to a speedy trial, allowing his attorneys more time to seek evidence.

Daniels’ attorneys motioned to delay setting a date for the start of a trial, giving up their client’s right to have a trial within 90 days of his arrest, at a pre-trial hearing before a Wood County Court of Common Pleas on Monday.

Daniels pled not guilty to two counts of aggravated murder for the March 29 shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Alicia Castillion, 30, and her boyfriend, John Mitchell, 22. He also pled not guilty to two counts of burglary for breaking into Castillion’s home and a neighboring home the same night.

If convicted Daniels could face the death penalty or life in prison. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m.