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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Orozco murder trial delayed (again)

Medical costs to county continue to mount


January 17, 2019

DAYTON—Outside Superior Court last week, Benjamin Orozco’s attorney, Jane Richards, said Orozco’s poor health and the difficulty in locating material witnesses are responsible for the lengthy amount of time it is taking to bring him to trial.

Richards said Orozco has suffered ill health ever since being held in a Mexican jail in 2016 while awaiting extradition to Columbia County to answer to charges stemming from the shooting death of Lance Terry and the wounding of David Eaton, for which he has plead ‘not guilty’.

Since Dec. 2016, Orozco has been in a medical unit at the Washingt...

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