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Judge grants separate trial for Smith

Updated: June 7, 2002, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A judge granted a separate trial for one of four former Notre Dame football players accused of gang rape.

Judge Roland Chamblee Jr. on Friday set an Oct. 28 trial date for Justin Smith, agreeing to a motion filed by Anthony M. Zappia.

Chamblee had said last week he would favor consolidating the three cases he had been assigned, involving Smith, Lorenzo Crawford and Abram Elam.

Former Irish safety Donald Dykes is scheduled to appear before Judge ...

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