Date Set For Barisone's Attempted Murder Trial

Oct 13, 2021 - 12:18 PM

A February 2022 trial date has been set for former Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Michael Barisone, who is accused of attempted second-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of a former student and tenant at his New Jersey farm.

Journalist Nancy Jaffer reported that Barisone’s attorney indicated during an Oct. 8 hearing on the case that “he intends to present evidence of insanity and self-defense at trial.”

That trial has been scheduled to begin Feb. 7, 2022. Attorneys expect it to take several weeks, Jaffer reported.

Barisone, whose original June 2020 trial date was delayed due to COVID-19 issues, has remained in the Morris County (New Jersey) Correctional Facility without bail since his arrest in relation to an Aug. 7, 2019, shooting that wounded his student and tenant, Lauren Kanarek. Her boyfriend, Robert Goodwin, also was involved in the incident.

Barisone pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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