The murder trial of Xavier Lushun Smith-Catchings, 16, of Omaha, has been postponed until 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 in Pottawattamie County District Court.

A continuance was granted by District Court Judge Craig Dreismeier on Tuesday, when Smith-Catchings was previously scheduled to go to trial.

Pottawattamie County District Court records say Smith-Catchings has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder.

Smith-Catchings, arrested on March 5, is one of four suspects charged with first-degree murder in the death of Adam Angeroth, 38, of Council Bluffs. The others are Liam Stec, 21, of Omaha, arrested on Jan. 25; Nicholas Haner, 20, of Harlan, arrested March 8 in Des Moines; and Ryan McDonald, 25, apprehended on May 17 in Glenwood.

Angeroth’s body was discovered in his apartment at 35 N. First St. on Jan. 24. The suspects, who were with him on Jan. 20, are believed to be the last people who saw him alive.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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