Former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules' trial delayed again

Chris Soules{ }appears for a hearing in Buchanan County District Court with his lawyer Alfredo Parrish Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Independence, Iowa. Reality TV star Soules is charged with leaving the scene in a fatal April crash near Aurora, Iowa. (RODNEY WHITE/DES MOINES REGISTER /POOL)

The trial for Chris Soules scheduled to start in January has been delayed again.

A judge granted a motion filed by Soules' defense to extend deadlines for discovery, notice of defenses and pre-trial motions. A trial scheduling conference is scheduled for Jan. 29. The filing from the judge says the trial will be scheduled to start no later than May 7.

Last week, a judge denied Soules' motion to dismiss the charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Soules' defense intends to appeal that to the Iowa Supreme Court.

The 36-year-old former "The Bachelor" star is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident after driving his truck into a tractor on April 24. Kenneth Mosher, 66, died as a result after his tractor rolled into a ditch. Soules made the original 911 call but left the scene as first responders arrived. He was found and arrested at his home five hours later.

Soules has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Soules faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.