COQUILLE, Ore.-- The attorney for a man accused of murdering a handicapped man in North Bend motel last July say he needs more time.
Ronald Ambill and his legal counsel appeared before a Coos County judge this morning to say that they needed until the end of next month to gather more evidence and give Ambill a health evaluation.
The District Attorney's office has said it is using the time before a trial to try to find anyone who may have given Ambill a ride up Highway 101 around the time after the murder.
Ambill is accused of hitch-hiking up the Oregon coast to get away from the crime scene.
The meeting this morning was a typical preliminary hearing expect when the murder victim's son Anhtony Hajek attempted to provoke a response from Ambill as he was being escorted out of the courtroom.
Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier confronted Hajek outside the courtroom to warn him that further outbursts could cause Hajek to be kicked out of further court hearings and even the coming trial.
Ambill is due back in court at the end of October.