Troy Reagan Doud, the man accused of murdering Stephenville resident Jeff Sewalt, will not go on trial March 17 as planned.
District Attorney Alan Nash said the defense needed more time to prepare for the murder trial, and the judge has rescheduled it to begin Monday, July 14.
Doud is accused of shooting to death Sewalt on Feb. 1, 2013.
Sewalt's body was discovered by his girlfriend in an enclosed porch at his home with a gunshot wound to the head.
"This was a real whodunit for a while," Captain Jason Upshaw said following the arrest. "Investigators working the case have interviewed literally dozens of people."
According to an arrest affidavit, Doud owed Sewalt money, and Sewalt was holding the title of Doud's truck as collateral.
On the day he was killed, Sewalt reportedly told a business associate he was scheduled to meet Doud at his house later that afternoon to collect his money in exchange for the title.
Hours later, Sewalt was dead and the title was missing, the affidavit states.
Doud reportedly told investigators he spoke with Sewalt shortly after 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the murder.
Doud is being held on a $1 million bond at the Erath County Jail.