Arthur Moman, charged in the stabbing death of Ricky Francis, will remain in the Adams County Detention Center on $500,000 bond, until a new date is set for his trial.
The trial, originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 7, was postponed after Moman filed a motion with the Adams County Court of Common Pleas to remove his attorney citing “ineffective assistance of counsel.” The trial will be delayed until a new counsel is brought in to defend Moman. The postponement was approved by Judge Brett Spencer. The new trial date is yet to be determined.
Moman allegedly stabbed Francis to death on Feb. 2 for flirting with his girlfriend.
According to authorities, police responded to a reported stabbing incident at a residence on West Fifth Street in Manchester. Upon arriving officers discovered Francis, 32, with multiple stab wounds. He was taken by emergency responders to Meadowview Regional Medical Center where he died. Police reports of the incident state that Moman was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative, refusing to tell officers what he had done with the knife used to stab Francis.