The murder trial of Steven Michael Neville, that was set to begin today in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s, has been postponed until Wednesday.
The judge told the jury an issue has arisen that requires discussion.
Neville, 21, of Paradise was arrested in early October 2010 in connection with the stabbing death of 19-year-old Doug Flynn.
Flynn was killed during an incident on Carlisle Drive in Paradise. Neville is alleged to have stabbed Flynn and another 19-year-old man during an altercation, and then ran.
All three men are believed to have known one another.
RNC officers found Neville hours later walking in the area of Ashford Drive in Mount Pearl and took him into custody.
He was initially charged with second-degree murder, but that was upgraded to first-degree murder shortly after his arrest.
Neville also faces charges of attempted murder and several firearms charges.
Neville is represented by Rosellen Sullivan and Peter Ralph.
Robin Fowler and Jason House are the Crown prosecutors.
Meanwhile, a male juror was exempted and replaced with a female alternate.
The jury now consists of five men and seven women.