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Inmate's trial scheduled May 20 in prison killing

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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:16 AM
Source: Associated Press

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ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trial for the last of the five Angola inmates accused of killing a penitentiary security officer in 1999 has been set for the week of May 20.

The new attorneys for inmate Barry Edge last month won a delay of the trial that was scheduled to begin Monday with jury selection in St. Tammany Parish.

The 52-year-old Edge and four other inmates were indicted in 2004 for first-degree murder in the beating and stabbing death of Louisiana State Penitentiary officer David C. Knapps.

West Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court Felicia Hendl said St. Tammany residents chosen for possible jury duty during a trial set in St. Francisville will fill out a questionnaire on May 17 and return May 20 to begin jury selection.

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