The Kathy Livingston capital murder trial was continued by Circuit Judge Sam Pope following an announcement Thursday morning by defense counsel that a member of  his immediate family had died overnight.  The case was set to resume on Thursday, September 13, at the Ashley County Courthouse in Hamburg.

The trial, which got underway Wednesday, recessed for the night after jury selection, opening statements from the state and the defense and testimony from six witnesses, including police officers, ambulance personnel, a physician and the defendant’s adult daughter.