The attorney for Michael McLean, who is accused of killing a family of six, including four children in St. Thomas in 2006, has requested more time to prepare his defence.
Carlton Colman on Monday morning asked for time to prepare his no case submission.
This will take place on Tuesday when the case resumes before the Home Circuit Court.
Government prosecutors closed their case on Friday.
Mr. McLean gave the police a caution statement in which he claimed the six were killed by gunmen over drugs.
He said he was released unharmed after the children and their mothers were killed in his presence.