Family of friends of Felix Jimenez will have to keep waiting.
The trial of Derek Grib, the man accused of stabbing and killing Jimenez at a party in July 2009, is finally set to start and run for three days in the first full week of June. Over the years, numerous delays—some caused by a backlog in Cook County murder trials—have kept Jimenez's family in a frustrating state of perpetual anticipation.
The trial was scheduled for June 10–12, but has been pushed back yet again.
Jimenez would be turning 24 on Aug. 1. Grib, who waived his right to a jury trial, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing and killing Jimenez at a party in Oak Forest on July 12, 2009. Jimenez died shortly after midnight July 13, 2009.