SEATTLE — The trial of a couple accused of assaulting people protesting the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington is proceeding despite a pending appeal over excluded testimony.
The Seattle Times reported that jury selection was rescheduled to begin Monday in the trial of Elizabeth and Marc Hokoana.
Elizabeth Hokoana is charged with first-degree assault in the January 2017 shooting of Joshua Dukes, 35.
Her husband, Marc Hokoana, is charged with third-degree assault.
Jury selection was expected to be delayed until late July after defense attorneys intended to appeal a pretrial ruling that excluded testimony from self-defense experts.
Elizabeth Hokoana claims she fired in self-defense.
Her attorney, Steven Wells, says he did not know why jury selection is proceeding.
Court records do not give a reason.