Over 15 months after a city of Brookfield neighborhood had its Sunday afternoon interrupted by gunfire, the trial for the man charged with responsibility for the incident remains weeks away.
Hubert Smith's trial in relation to three charges for attempted intentional homicide was delayed for at least 60 days during a hearing in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.
A jury trial had been scheduled to begin Feb. 21; however, Waukesha County assistant district attorney Kevin Osborne requested an adjournment for 60 to 90 days. Smith is being represented by Jerome Buting.
Osborne said the DA's office only recently received a second doctor's report from Buting and the office would need more time to have their expert analyze the results.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Maxwell suggested that the trial be tentatively scheduled for sometime in May.
The charges stem from an incident Oct. 25, 2015 when Smith allegedly opened fire with a handgun on three of his neighbors he had had an argument with that day. A criminal complaint detailed that Smith had had ongoing problems with some of his neighbors leading up to the day of the incident.
Two of the men were struck by the gunfire and survived while another was able to flee the scene without being harmed.