Triple-murder trial delayed

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The murder trial for a man charged in the shotgun killings of his two sisters and the mother-in-law of one has been delayed until January 2010.

Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley said Monday that new evidence surfaced Friday to force the trial of 52-year-old William Davis to be postponed.

Walkley prohibited attorneys in the case from discussing the nature of the new evidence.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Norman police brought the evidence to him Friday. But Mashburn says the information will not result in new charges against Davis.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Davis in the
September 2007 shooting deaths of Tami Link, Sheila Ellis and
Letannah Bishop.


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