Posted on January 3, 2024 at 9:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The man charged with stabbing author Salman Rushdie could see his trial delayed.
That's because of Rushdie's upcoming memoir about the attack.
The Associated Press reports that a judge ruled that Hadi Matar is entitled to see Rushdie's manuscript and papers related to the draft.
Matar and his legal team are to decide today whether to delay the trial or continue without the manuscript.
The book, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, will come out April 16.
Matar has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault in the August 2022 stabbing, which cost Rushdie the sight in one eye and the use of one hand.
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