Prosecutors say a new trial date has been set for the former graduate student charged with stabbing a Binghamton University professor to death last year.
Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen says Abdulsalam al-Zahrani (ab-DUHL'-sah-lam al-zah-RAH'-nee) is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 22 in county court in Binghamton. His trial was originally scheduled to start Jan. 18.
The 46-year-old Al-Zahrani was indicted last January on one count of second-degree murder in the Dec. 4 stabbing death of 77-year-old Richard Antoun, an emeritus professor of anthropology at Binghamton University.
Police say Al-Zahrani attacked Antoun inside a building on the college campus in suburban Vestal. Antoun later died from the wounds.
Al-Zaharani has pleaded not guilty.