Initial hearing for Shane Meehan moved back to mid-August

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The initial hearing for Shane Meehan, the man accused of killing Terre Haute police officer Det. Greg Ferency, has been moved from Aug. 4 to Aug. 13 after a judge granted a request from Meehan’s lawyers to push the date back on Thursday.

According to court documents, Meehan’s lawyers requested the hearing delay so that Meehan’s defense team could all be present. They also cited Meehan needing additional time to recover from his injuries.

Meehan, 44, is facing a charge of premeditated murder of a federal agent after allegedly shooting Ferency on July 7 outside of the FBI Indianapolis Resident Agency in Terre Haute. During the altercation, Meehan was shot by either Ferency or another FBI agent and he was hospitalized shortly after.

If convicted, Meehan could face up to life in prison, the FBI said in a release.

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