The man accused of murdering an 18-year-old Lynbrook woman has asked for a speedy trial, according to prosecutors.
An attorney for Maxwell Sherman, 18, of Long Beach, asked for a quick and speedy trial Wednesday in a felony conference in Mineola.
Speaking with reporters, Garden City attorney William Petrillo did not discuss the particulars of Sherman's defense. He did say that because of "many issues" and "unanswered questions,' he believed there was a "viable and strong defense in this case."
Sherman was arrested and charged last week in the murder of 18-year-old Lauren Daverin, of Lynbrook. Before his arrest, Sherman spoke to reporters, saying he was "amazed" and "surprised" by her death.
Sherman will appear for a felony exam on Friday. At that point, if the prosecution does not indict Sherman, he can apply to be released.
Daverin was buried Wednesday morning in Westbury. Those who knew her turned out in droves for her wake and sent condolences via Facebook and Twitter.
"Thank you for all the kind words, hugs and love," wrote the RIP Lauren Daverin Facebook page on Tuesday. " We appreciate the support over the last few days, please keep it coming cause the next few days will be hard. Thank you."
The group had over 5,500 likes as of Wednesday.