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Trial of Tucson man accused of killing a US marshal delayed

TUCSON, Ariz. — The trial of a Tucson man accused of fatally shooting a federal deputy marshal last year has been delayed.

Ryan Schlesinger was scheduled to go on trial Nov. 5.

Tucson TV station KOLD reports that a U.S. District Court judge pushed the start date back to February 2020 to give defense attorneys more time to prepare.

Chase White was shot Nov. 29 when he and other members of the U.S. Marshals Service were outside a home in northern Tucson to deliver a warrant to Schlesinger for stalking a female police sergeant.

The 41-year-old White had been with the Marshals Service since 2015.

Schlesinger pleaded not guilty to 13 charges, including murder and assault on a federal officer.

Prosecutors say Schlesinger could face the death penalty if he’s convicted.

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Information from: KOLD-TV, http://www.kold.com/

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