By Mary Allgier
A new prosecutor will be appointed in the trial of Gregory O’Bryan, the Louisville man accused of murdering a Carmel teen.
Gregory O’Bryan is charged with killing Andrew Compton, a Carmel teen who disappeared in October 2010, and dumping his body.
O’Bryan pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, sodomy, tampering of physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
According to television station WDRB in Louisville, Ky., a plea deal is under negotiation that could potentially give O’Bryan 20 years each on the counts of murder and sodomy.
The trial was originally scheduled for this January but was moved to July.
According to police reports, O’Bryan picked up Compton from Sullivan University after the two met online. O’Bryan admitted he gave Compton alcohol during their encounter.
O’Bryan told police the two had sex, during which Compton died.
He also confessed to having sex with Compton’s body before putting it in a hospital trash bin.
Police tracked the contents of the trash bin to a landfill in Medora, Ind., but Compton’s body was not found.
O’Bryan was found capable of standing trial last July. His trial was originally scheduled for November, but an attorney conflict caused it to be moved back.
O’Bryan’s next pretrial hearing will be held in January.