MOULTON — A capital murder case in Lawrence County dating back to 2014 has been continued after a severe illness to one of the defense attorneys, according to Circuit Judge Mark Craig.

In a four-page announcement on Tuesday, Craig said James R. Mason, attorney for Evan Woodrow Berryman, became ill on Saturday .

Craig ruled the trial will be continued until either Jan. 31, Feb. 14 or March 22 of 2022.

In 2016, Berryman was charged with capital murder of a victim under 14 and three counts of aggravated child abuse.

Craig said the trials of Berryman and Chelsea Nichole Fike involving the 2014 death of 2-year-old Ian Calhoun would be consolidated. Fike, Calhoun’s mother, is charged with reckless murder, felony murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse.

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