The first degree murder trial of former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney Curtis Lovelace is now scheduled for late September.

This is the third delay of the trial. Attorneys for Lovelace appeared in before Judge Bob Hardwick Thursday for a status hearing. Attorney Jay Elmore said he and attorney Jeff Page were not close to being ready for trial. Elmore told the judge that he and Page are currently trying to consult with an expert.

Hardwick set Sept. 21 as the new trial date for Lovelace.

Lovelace is charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 suffocation death of 38-year-old Cory Lovelace in Quincy.