Actually it’s not surprising. Considering how long cases can drag out. This is a 2007 which is longer than the 18 months that he has been out. Be interesting to see if the defense starts in on Hayes credibility all things considered.
The first case seems pretty harmless. He testified that the wounds were consistent with a stab wound when the defendant admitted stabbing the victim. The issue in that case seems to be intent, not what happened.
In the second case, he hasn’t actually testified yet. He only performed the testimony. It’s good to see that the defense is already prepared to dispute the autopsy if necessary.
That said, eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.