ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin's oldest son is scheduled for trial in a case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family's Alaska home.

A judge Friday set trial for the week of March 27 for Track Palin after his lawyer said the case would not be ready for a late-February trial as initially set. Palin participated in the proceeding by phone from an undisclosed treatment location. Afterward, the lawyer declined to say what kind of treatment. 

The 28-year-old Palin pleaded not guilty last month to a felony burglary charge in the December incident. He also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal mischief.

He was arrested after Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and a former Alaska governor, told authorities her son was on some kind of medication and "freaking out." A police affidavit says father Todd Palin was bleeding from head cuts.

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