Murder Trial Postponed 

The Canaan man accused of murdering his girlfriend nearly two year’s ago will have to wait a little longer for his trial to start.

38-year-old Shannon Atwood’s attorney says his trial has been postponed. Atwood was to stand trial Tuesday in Somerset County Superior Court on charges he murdered 37-year-old Cheryl Murdoch in July 2006.

Joe Alsop, Atwood’s attorney, says the jury waived trial has been moved to June 23, claiming more time is needed to examine new evidence.

Atwood has remained at the Somerset County Jail since he was arrested in August 2006.