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Attorney seeks delay of trial for Campton Hills man accused of killing mother

Filing: More time to prepare, another murder trial

Thomas Summerwill was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Thomas Summerwill was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP –The attorney for a Campton Hills man charged with felony second-degree murder in the death of his mother filed court papers seeking to delay the start of his Dec. 10 jury trial, court records show.

Thomas Summerwill, 22, was indicted last year in connection with the baseball-bat beating death of his mother, Mary Bridget Summerwill, 53, on March 24, 2019.

Summerwill’s jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10 before Kane County Associate Judge Charles Petersen, records show.

Attorney Liam Dixon asked for the delay because a medical expert needs more time to prepare his report, according to the filing. A hearing is set for Nov. 17 on the motion.

Dixon is representing Anton Cross in a murder trial in Kane County on Dec. 7 before Kane County Associate Judge David Kliment.

Due to the inability to properly prepare for trial, the attorney having another murder trial pending, and without the expert’s report, the defendant would cause prejudice to his client, according to the filing.

“That this request is not meant for the purposes of delay nor harassment and should not prejudice either party,” according to the filing.

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