PRINCETON — The Princeton man charged with murder in connection to the 2017 death of John Lowe, of Decker, will have his trial date moved following a defense motion to continue.

Jeremy Schatz, 44, filed a motion for continuance in Knox County Superior Court 1 Tuesday and court records show the previously set trial date was vacated Wednesday.

Schatz was scheduled to appear in court for his jury trial at 9 a.m. April 7, but the date has now been moved to 9 a.m. Aug. 25. Four days are set aside for the proceedings.

Schatz was arrested in 2017, along with his cousin Christopher Schatz, a week after Lowe was found lying across the threshold of his apartment by police.

Police stated at the time that Lowe suffered “massive head trauma” and several lead fragments were recovered from his head during autopsy.

Christopher took a plea agreement in May 2018 and was sentenced to 60 years in prison, with the final 15 suspended to probation and credit for one year of time served while the case was pending. He also agreed to testify against his cousin.

Schatz has been in custody since his arrest.

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