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Trial for former state senator scheduled for April 14

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Barron is going on trial on ethics and campaign finance charges. He said he's innocent. Barron is going on trial on ethics and campaign finance charges. He said he's innocent.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

After a flurry of last minute motions and a ruling in a former state senator's corruption trial, Lowell Barron was scheduled to go on trial in DeKalb County on April 14.

Late Friday, prosecutors asked for a delay. They said they needed more time to appeal a judge's ruling on the evidence they can present about Barron's relationship with campaign aide Jill Johnson.

Barron's attorneys objected. They judge refused to grant a delay. That means the 450 people called as potential jurors will report as scheduled Monday for the trial.

Barron was going on trial on ethics and campaign finance charges. He said he's innocent.

The Attorney General's office filed a motion asking the Court of Criminal Appeals to review the judge's decision about evidence in Barron's case.

Prosecutors said their new appeal will delay the start of Monday's trial.

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