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Trial in slaying of Marine delayed

4 years ago September 09, 2010 Sep 9, 2010 Thursday, September 09 2010 Thursday, September 09, 2010 6:29:40 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

The trial of one of two men charged in the July 5, 2009, slaying of a Louisiana Marine home on leave won't begin as scheduled on Sept. 27.

The judge granted a second delay this time until Nov. 8 to the attorneys of Bryce Perkins.

Attorneys say they needed more time to review DVDs of witness statements made to police and later statements made to a special prosecutor.

Perkins and Austin Rousseau are each charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daniel Cole Gueringer, a lance corporal based at Camp LeJeune, N.C.

The defendants will be tried separately.

A police report says Gueringer was shot trying to break up a fight.

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