Agreement clears way for first Lehigh County homicide trial since start of pandemic

Laurie Mason Schroeder
Contributed Photo/Lissette Grull

An Allentown homicide suspect’s acquiescence Friday to new courtroom procedures designed to stem the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask in front of a jury, has cleared the way for the first homicide trial at the Lehigh County Courthouse since the pandemic began.