LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The first-degree murder trial of Carl J. Webb has been postponed until October.

Defense attorney Michael McHale tells the American Press he asked for the continuance since he was recently assigned to the case and needed more time to prepare. Webb, who was slated to go to trial Monday, now has a trial date of Oct. 22.

Webb is accused of killing his grandmother in Topsy in February 2009. An autopsy revealed that 75-year-old Helen Webb died of blunt-force trauma to the head.

Webb is serving 65 years in prison for illegal weapons possession.

He was found guilty of three counts of possessing stolen firearms and one count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in June.