EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is updated to correct that the motion for a continuance was filed by the state, not the defense.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — One trial is set for one of the three defendants in the alleged murder of a man at a Wichita Falls bar, but the prosecution has filed a motion for a continuance.

Rosendo Espino, like the other defendants, is out on bond awaiting trial for the murder of 39-year-old Evan Aleman Dec. 28, 2020, outside O’Brien’s Sports Pub on North Scott.

The jury trial was set for May 16 but the prosecution requested a delay due to DNA evidence analysis not being completed yet at the DPS lab. It was sent in soon after the charges were filed and officials have been told testing would be finished in time for the trial, but prosecutors said they can not be sure when analysis will be complete, so asked for a short continuance.

In addition, the state also said a material witness necessary to both the state and defense has an unavoidable conflict the week of the original trial date.

Espino’s attorney, Anne-Marie Gillespie of Richardson filed a demand for speedy trial on December 20, 2021, and the defense says they are ready for trial and expect to win an acquittal.

The defense says a WFPD detective testified in a pretrial hearing that Espino passed a lie detector test on his statement that he did not stab or kill anyone that night.

The other two defendants, Jorge Soto and James “Hollywood” Henderson are awaiting trial dates, and Soto has a pre-trial hearing set for April 25.

The district attorney has notified the defendants’ attorneys that no plea deals are on the table.

Espino was the last of the three to get out of jail on a lower bond. He also had a parole violation charge and was released on Jan. 5.

The defendants are charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said Aleman was stabbed in a brawl in the parking lot, and another man was also beaten and stabbed.