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Retrial Delayed in Seattle Jewish Center Shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - The man accused of killing one woman and wounding
five others at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle won't face
a second trial until more than three years after the shootings.

Naveed Haq's first trial ended in a mistrial in June. He was scheduled to be retried in March, but a judge this week agreed to delay that trial until next October.

King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas agreed to the delay on the request of Haq's defense team. But she also called it a "very unfortunate delay."

Haq has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He is not facing the death penalty. The first trail ended with the jury deadlocked on 14 of 15 criminal counts.

Haq's lawyers say they need more time because a new public defender has been added to the team.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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