The trial for a Salt Lake man accused of trying to kill a sheriff's narcotics officer has been set for April 12.
Karl W. Winsness, 37, 448 N. Ninth West, charged with attempted first-degree murder in the Jan. 22 shooting of Deputy Keith Rogers, was originally scheduled to go to trial Tuesday.But defense attorney Robert Van Sciver asked for more time after 3rd District Judge Raymond S. Uno refused to reduce Winsness' $100,000 bail.
Rogers nearly died after being shot in the chest while helping to serve a no-knock search warrant at Winsness' home. Through an informant, police said they purchased illegal narcotics at the home, according to court records.
Van Sciver said he may argue to the court that Winsness, who has been burglarized before, didn't know the people breaking into his home on the night in question were police officers.