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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Orozco trial is delayed again

Lack of disclosed evidence pushes trial date to Aug. 12


DAYTON—Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack notified the public that the Benjamin Orozco murder trial has been re-set from July 8 to August 12, following a June 5 hearing.

In his update, Slack said that Division II Court of Appeals Judge George B. Fearing, who sat by special appointment of the Supreme Court, made the decision based on a lack of disclosed evidence from the defense.

Slack said that, prior to the afternoon of the hearing, the defense had not filed discovery, including witness lists, witness statements, expert witness reports and confirmation of the theory of def...

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