OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The murder trial of Coley McCraney has been temporarily postponed until at least 2023.

The judge today said the issue is a small jury pool. He said in order to have a jury with three alternates, they need at least 38 jurors able to potentially serve and they did not meet that count.

McCraney is accused of killing two Dothan teenagers, J. B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett, in 1999.

This is not considered a mistrial, and it was not an issue of media coverage or the death penalty question.

WDHN has a reporter at the courthouse and will have live updates tonight on WDHN News at 5:00 and 6:00.