(Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com)
SEATTLE (AP) — The trial of a couple accused of assaulting people protesting the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington is proceeding despite a pending appeal over excluded testimony.
The Seattle Times reports jury selection was rescheduled to begin Monday in the trial of Elizabeth and Marc Hokoana.
Elizabeth Hokoana is charged with first-degree assault in the January 2017 shooting of 35-year-old Joshua Dukes.
Her husband, Marc Hokoana, is charged with third-degree assault.
Jury selection was expected to be delayed until late July after defense attorneys intended to appeal a pretrial ruling that excluded testimony from self-defense experts.
Elizabeth Hokoana claims she fired in self-defense.
Her attorney, Steven Wells, says he did not know why jury selection is proceeding.
Court records do not give a reason.