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PASCO: Multiple murder trial delayed to April

The trial of a man accused of killing five men 22 years ago in Pasco has been delayed.

The Franklin County Superior Court trial of 44-year-old Vicente Ruiz was postponed Friday until April 19, because his defense lawyer is tied up on another case. The Tri-City Herald reported the trial had been scheduled to start Nov. 3.

Ruiz is charged with five counts of aggravated murder and one of attempted murder for the 1987 shootings at an auto body shop.

Ruiz was arrested in 2006 in Mexico. His first trial last year ended in a mistrial.

The Associated Press

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