Aug 5, 2016 1:49 PM

Defense attorneys ask for more prep time in NH bike path murder trial

NASHUA — Attorneys have asked the court for more time to prepare the defense of two men accused of killing a Nashua man last year on a bike path.

Murder charges have been filed against Stephen Peno, 21 and Jonathan Goff, 18, for the alleged killing of Benjamin Marcum.

Marcum's body was found lying in the bike path with stomp and stab wounds on his head, face and chest on March 12, 2015.

“The court has established at least five previous deadlines. All previous deadlines have been enlarged … The defendant is placed on notice that there will be no further enlargements based on any non-compelling reason,” ruled Judge Larry Smukler of Hillsborough County Superior Court, according to the Union Leader. “Non-completion of depositions or the non-completion of work by the defense expert are not compelling reasons.”

Peno and Goff are being held without bail.

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