This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Madeleine O’Neill on September 20, 2018
After first denying a request to delay John P. Grazioli’s October homicide trial in the death of his wife, an Erie County judge has decided to move the trial to early November.
Grazioli, who had been scheduled to face trial in the shooting death of 31-year-old Amanda Grazioli beginning Oct. 15, will now go to trial starting on Nov. 5, according to a court order filed Thursday.
John Grazioli’s lawyer, Brian Arrowsmith, on Tuesday asked for more time to review evidentiary materials in the case, known as discovery.
Judge Daniel Brabender denied the motion on Wednesday. But on Thursday, Brabender issued a new order pushing the trial to November. Neither order explained the reason for the decision.
Millcreek Township police charged that Grazioli, 44, fatally shot Amanda Grazioli at the couple’s township residence on March 8 and then drove to St. Peter Cathedral, where he met with a priest who said John Grazioli told him he had killed his wife.