Accused Baseball Bat Attacker’s Trial Delayed Again

Continuance is trial's fourth

The defense team for Christian Viljoen has requested and received their fourth continuance to delay the trial in his felony case. 


The charges, two felony counts of aggravated battery, come from an incident in May of 2022 where Viljoen allegedly assaulted two teens with a baseball bat.


Viljoen’s first pretrial conference, the step where the trial begins, was originally scheduled to begin – was supposed to take place on September 12, 2022. Okaloosa Clerk of Court records show that Viljoen has not waived his right to a speedy trial. 


A RECAP: Viljoen accused of aggravated battery stemming from May 31st incident. 


Viljoen, a Bluewater Bay-area resident, entered a not guilty plea last July in relation to the incident. He’s accused of two counts of a second-degree felony. 

According to state statute, a second-degree felony carries a punishment of up to 15 years in prison and a fine.

Alleged attack took place in the heart of Bluewater Bay on Caribbean Way. 

Mugshot of Christian Viljoen from June, 2022

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