pottawattamie county courthouse

James Cain Harris, charged with first-degree murder in the 2003 stabbing death of Nelson Alvarez-Hernandez, waits longer for his murder trial.

The Daily Nonpareil reports that the trial for 36-year-old Harris, of Council Bluffs has been moved to June 24th. His trial had been set to begin this week.

Harris was arrested in February for first-degree murder. The victim, Alvarez-Hernandez, was stabbed outside his residence in July 2003. At the time of the incident, police say statements were obtained indicating a loud fight took place, with the victim yelling for help.

47-year-old Thomas Jeffery Sanchez was arrested in January for first-degree murder in connection with the incident. Sanchez is currently set to go on trial July 8th