Grunwald suspect's trial could begin in October
The trial for one of the suspects in David Grunwald’s death could begin as early as October.
Devin Peterson, 19, appeared in a Palmer courtroom on Friday for a pre-trial hearing on felony charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. Police said he burned Grunwald’s truck and hid two guns used in the murder.
Four other teenagers, Erick Almandinger, Dominic Johnson, Austin Barrett and Bradley Renfro, face first-degree murder charges, multiple counts of second-degree murder, kidnapping and hindering the prosecution for their alleged roles in Grunwald’s death.
Grunwald’s parents, as well as friends and family, packed the courtroom. His mother, Edie Grunwald , said they plan to be there for every proceeding.
“It shows the people of the court, the district attorney, the judge, that there’s community involvement here and we’re concerned about what’s going on. They said one of the most important things we can do is show up at these pre-trial hearings to show our support,” Edie said.
The judge continued the pre-trial hearing to September 21. Peterson’s trial is currently set to begin October 30 but, attorneys said that could get changed at the next hearing.