TAMPA — Humberto Delgado, accused of killing Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts in August 2009, could stand trial Oct. 31, a judge said Friday.
Delgado's defense team wanted to wait until February, but Hillsborough Circuit Judge Emmett Battles said attorneys have had 20 months to prepare.
Police say Delgado was pushing a shopping cart down Nebraska Avenue on Aug. 19, 2009, when Roberts stopped to question him. The two struggled. Roberts tried to shock Delgado with his Taser. Then, police say, Delgado gained control over Roberts and shot him as he lay on the ground.