The bench trial of Nicolas Guaman resumed Monday after
being delayed for a second time last week.
Guaman, an Ecuadorian citizen who is reportedly in the U.S. illegally, is accused of allegedly striking and dragging Matthew Denice, a Framingham State University graduate and Milford resident,
on Aug. 20, 2011 in Milford.
His trial had been set to begin last Wednesday, May 7, in Worcester Superior Court, but Judge David Ricciardone determined that the trial would need to be delayed until the court could find an appropriate interpreter. Guaman's trial was originally set for Thursday, April 3,
but was delayed for similar reasons.
The trial resumed Monday, May 12 in Worcester Superior Court after resolving issues regarding the interpreter, and is expected to last about five days, WCVB reported.
Guaman's attorney has said his client did not know that Denice was trapped under the truck at the time of the incident, and said while Guaman admitted to certain facts in the case, he is not guilty of second-degree murder, according to NECN.