James Tran will face a March trial date on attempted murder charges in the stabbing attack on Air Force Sgt. Spencer Stone outside a midtown Sacramento nightclub in October 2015.
A hearing was called Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court to reschedule a trial.
Tran, 29, will return to court Thursday for a pretrial hearing and is set to appear for trial on March 15.
Stone and two boyhood friends became international heroes just weeks before the midtown melee when they stopped a would-be terrorist’s attack on a French passenger train while on summer vacation. Stone was seriously injured on the train, but managed to subdue the gunman.
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Stone was stabbed four times in the Sacramento attack with knife wounds to his heart, lungs and liver. He survived the stabbing and the emergency open-heart surgery that repaired his wounds.
Tran eluded authorities for weeks after the violent brawl with four men at 21st and K streets that led to Stone’s stabbing before being arrested in November 2015 on an Elk Grove-area highway onramp.
The case has wended its way through the courts since.
Tran remains held at Sacramento County Main Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.