The trial of a Bellefonte man charged with the murder of a Snow Shoe man has been postponed.
According to court documents, a motion was granted Nov. 6 pushing the trial of Matthew Dreibelbis from the December term of court to the February term. The motion was filed by Dreibelbis’s attorney, Deborah Lux.
Dreibelbis was charged in August in the shooting death of Jeremy Cantolina, as investigators claimed Dreibelbis was engaged in a “long-term extramarital affair” with Cantolina’s wife and wanted him out of the picture.
The postponement joins a number of homicide cases in Centre County that have been postponed until later in the year or the beginning of next year.
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Charles McGhee II, charged with the death of his wife Courtney McGhee in June, was also slated for trial during the October term of court but was pushed to the December term after a motion for postponement was granted Sept. 28.
A trial for the murder of Penn State professor Ronald Bettig was slated to have begun in October, but was postponed at the last minute when one of the accused, George Ishler, was granted a motion for a mental health evaluation and/or competency to stand trial. Ishler’s charges were consolidated with Danelle Geier, who is also accused of having participated in the murder.
A new date has not yet been set for the Bettig trial.