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Bismarck murder trial delayed until January

BISMARCK -- A jury trial for the man accused of murdering a woman behind a farm goods store in Bismarck has been postponed until Jan. 23. Morris Brickle-Hicks' defense attorney, James Loraas, asked the judge to reset the trial date and give him m...

BISMARCK -- A jury trial for the man accused of murdering a woman behind a farm goods store in Bismarck has been postponed until Jan. 23.

Morris Brickle-Hicks' defense attorney, James Loraas, asked the judge to reset the trial date and give him more time to file motions.

Loraas said, in court documents, that he wants additional evidence to be reviewed by the crime lab or another expert. He also said he was assigned to the case in July and needs more time to prepare.

Burleigh County Assistant State's Attorney Julie Lawyer said in an interview that she is still waiting for some of the results, including DNA testing, to come back from the crime lab.

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