The lawyer for Finnegan Elder says the trial has been fast-tracked, with the first hearing scheduled for Feb. 26.
Elder and Gabriel Natale are charged with the fatal stabbing of a Rome Police officer in July.
Italian prosecutors say Elder confessed to killing the officer during a scuffle, that followed a drug deal.
For a look at more stories and videos on the case by Dan Noyes and the News I-Team.
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