Attempted homicide trial delayed again

The trial of Devin Stevenson, a 2012 Oil City High School graduate who has been charged with attempted homicide, has been postponed for a third time.

Devin Stevenson

Devin Stevenson

Stevenson’s trial was originally set to begin Nov. 9 in Erie County, but it was rescheduled for Jan. 11. The trial was postponed again in January and was slated to start Monday before it was pushed back to May 9.

The 21-year-old is accused of shooting two people on March 20, 2015, while he was a student at Edinboro University.

Stevenson used a handgun to shoot Coatesville native Andrew Baker, who was 19 at the time, and O’Shea Imes, then 22, of Rochester, New York, according to court documents.

Police said the shooting was a result of a drug deal that went awry.

Stevenson is awaiting trial on two felony counts of attempted criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault, a felony count of firearms not to be carried without a license and a felony drug charge for manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

In addition, Stevenson is charged with misdemeanor counts of simple assault, possession of a weapon and recklessly endangering another person.