The Sun Herald reported the original date was set for Wednesday, May 4, but city prosecutor Monte Tynes requested the change. He did not comment on why. He will be prosecuting the municipal court case in which Shaffer is facing an animal cruelty charge.
According to the newspaper, Shaffer has not been cooperating with Ocean Springs police. The investigation is ongoing because a group of men caught on video walking with Shaffer at the time of Carl’s death has not been identified.
Meanwhile, those who loved Carl are trying to plan a funeral with him that’s tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 10.