Man Accused of Killing Elderly Lynchburg Woman Gets Trial Continuance

Scott Miles

Lynchburg, VA - The man accused of brutally murdering an 86-year-old Lynchburg woman will have more time to prepare for trial.

Monday morning, a Lynchburg judge granted Scott Miles' request for a continuance.

Miles is charged with the first-degree murder of his mother-in-law Lynda Slocum and was scheduled to go on trial next month.

Last December, police found her body inside her Ravenwood Drive home.

Prosecutors claim her neck had been snapped, spinal column broken and several ribs were cracked.

The Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney opposed delaying trial.

He says they have 50 witnesses scheduled to testify, and it could take months to find a new date.