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Date of Issue: July 23, 2008

Koenigs trial to begin in August

The man arrested in December 2007 for shooting Island businessperson Sue Normand is scheduled to stand trial in early August.

Normand, who continues to recover from a bullet wound to the hip, confirmed that she received a subpoena to appear at the Manatee County Justice Center in Bradenton next month.

Her alleged assailant, Mark Koenigs faces four first-degree felony charges and one third-degree felony charge. Authorities say he walked into Island Mail & More with a gun in a shipping box, removed the weapon and shot Normand once in the hip. He was apprehended on the beach, after being shot three times by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Koenigs has been held at the Manatee County jail since his arrest in early December.

A hearing was scheduled for July 28 to determine the status of the case, while the court’s docket indicates that Koenigs will stand trial during the week of Aug. 4.