Kennewick murder suspect's attorney says trial date is not realistic

<p>Grant Wayne Scantling</p>

Grant Wayne Scantling

Defense attorneys representing a man accused of shooting another man to death in Kennewick last month say his current trial date is not realistic.

Grant Wayne Scantling is accused of killing 24 year-old Franklin Palmer at a duplex on East 8th Place.

His trial is scheduled to start May 13th, but his attorneys say they are still reviewing evidence.

The Benton County prosecutor is also trying to determine if he will seek the death penalty.

Defense attorneys say another attorney from Seattle, Michael Iaria, has agreed to take on the case if the prosecutor decides to seek the death penalty.

Scantling will be back in court in two weeks.