A judge in Adams County has postponed for two months the trial of a man accused in a knife-related Quincy killing.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that 28-year Alex Koehler of Quincy was to have gone on trial Feb. 9. But Adams County Circuit Judge Robert Adrian on Friday rescheduled those proceedings to begin April 13 at the request of Koehler's public defender.

Koehler has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder count related to the death of 56-year-old Robert Owens.

Authorities allege that Koehler slashed the throat of Owens during an encounter last July at the victim's home. Owens died three days later.

Koehler remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.