Hearing for Bravo delayed until August


Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.

Circuit Judge Peter Sieg granted a continuance Tuesday afternoon, moving the date of a case management conference for the fourth time in the case against Pedro Bravo, who stands accused of the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.

This time, the continuance came at the request of attorneys on both sides.

Recently appointed defense attorney Michael Ruppert was having scheduling difficulties and the Assistant State Attorney Brian Kramer needed more time to conduct depositions, officials said.

Members of the Aguilar family traveled to Gainesville from Miami for the hearing, donning custom printed T-shirts containing a picture of Aguilar above the words “Justice for Christian.”

In the picture, Aguilar held a bag from UF Preview — an orientation event held by UF to welcome freshmen to the campus. The photo was taken one year ago Tuesday, family members said.

Outside the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, Carlos Aguilar, the father of Christian, told reporters he will continue to travel to Gainesville for every hearing, no matter how small, in his pursuit of justice for his son.

The new case management conference in scheduled for Aug. 27.

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