New trial for Michael Johnson to begin

Accused of killing Phylicia Barnes

BALTIMORE CITY - The man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes is heading back to court Monday.

Michael Johnson was convicted of killing the North Carolina teenager - but during sentencing the judge threw the conviction out and ordered Johnson to stand trial for a second time.

See also: Jurors convict Michael Johnson of killing Phylicia Barnes

Barnes disappeared back in December 2010 while on a trip to Baltimore. The 16-year-old's body was found four months later in the Susquehanna River.

Johnson faces second-degree murder charges.

The case has been postponed multiple times - and might be again this week. Johnson got new lawyers in February and they might push for more time to study the case.

Related: Phylicia Barnes' accused killer gets new trial

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