Additional trial dates until September 2016, and on the delivery of the Ceska murder weapon.
Before today’s trial day, the court announced that it was “considering” setting further trial dates up to early September 2016. The attached list of trial dates shows that the court is planning to continue to conduct the trial on three days per week. The reduction to two days per week and the various motions etc. by the Zschäpe defense had led to the trial losing steam over the last weeks before the summer break. It remains to be seen what a further expert witness statement on the physical and psychological health of the accused will show. If the expert witness again proposes a reduced schedule, this could lead to a serious prolongation of the trial. Several issues, in particularly concerning the NSU’s network of support, still need to be elucidated and will require the taking of evidence.