Schweiger trial moved to Nov. 30

DOVER — A trial for a 26-year-old Dover man indicted for allegedly conspiring to provide false testimony during his 2014 murder trial has been moved to Nov. 30.

Gerard T. ‘Gerry” Schweiger was found not guilty in the death of Tony Mozick Sr. in January 2013.

Gerard T. Schweiger

Gerard T. Schweiger

However, he was later charged with first-degree perjury and second-degree conspiracy after investigation into another person’s testimony at his trial.

On Wednesday the Delaware Department of Justice said Mr. Schweiger’s trial was rescheduled without formal notice.

A final case review was scheduled Wednesday before Judge Jeffrey J. Clark. The trial previously was scheduled to begin Monday.

Mr. Schweiger has pleaded not guilty to the perjury and conspiracy charges.

Brian Robertson is prosecuting the case for the state, and Eugene Maurer is representing Mr. Schweiger.

Co-defendant Phillip M. Wright, of Harrington, pleaded guilty to first-degree perjury and second-degree conspiracy on July 30 in Kent County Superior Court. A sentencing date is pending.

Authorities allege Mr. Schweiger contacted Mr. Wright while both were incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna regarding a plan to provide false testimony at the trial.

Both Mr. Wright and Mr. Schweiger are now incarcerated at separate Department of Correction facilities and do not have access to each other, officials said Wednesday.

In the Mozick trial, Mr. Schweiger was convicted of abusing a corpse, breach of release, tampering with physical evidence, hindering prosecution and second-degree conspiracy.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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