The trial of 35-year-old Diyez Ramon Owens in McLean County has been delayed at the request of owens' lawyers.
Owens is charged with first-degree murder in the 2005 strangulation death of Barry Lewis.
Lewis' body was found in the trunk of a stolen car after it was recovered by police.
Owens was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree murder while serving time in prison for his part in a Bloomington armed robbery .
43-year-old Tommy Slayton testified this week about how he saw Owens strangle Lewis.
Slayton had been sent to prison earlier for concealing a homicide.
Now, Owens' lawyers say they wanttwo weeks time to bring in two new witnesses to testify.