The new trial date for Holmes is the day before the Steelers' third preseason game in Philadelphia. Shamansky said he still does not know if Holmes has to be present for the hearing.
I would think it would be in his best interests to be present and face the jury. Every criminal sheister (lawyer) I ever worked with was adamant about that.
You're right, 203, this might all be resolved before that date. I don't see how the prosecution has much of a case with the alleged 'victim' refusing to testify, no medical documentation of her 'injuries' and is still involved in a relationship with Santonio.