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Man charged in deputy slaying waives right to speedy trial

February 28, 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, Wade Edward Winn appears before Judge Kevin T. Miles at Clermont County Municipal Court in Batavia, Ohio. Winn, accused of fatally shooting an Ohio sheriff's deputy and attempting to kill others during a standoff has waived his right to a speedy trial to allow his lawyers time to prepare his defense at a pretrial hearing Thursday, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio sheriff’s deputy and attempting to kill others during a standoff has waived his right to a speedy trial to allow his lawyers time to prepare his defense.

A judge at 23-year-old Wade Edward Winn’s pretrial hearing Thursday in Clermont County also approved a motion by Winn’s attorneys that Winn be allowed to wear civilian clothes in court to avoid prejudicial pretrial publicity.

Winn has pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated murder and 12 counts of attempted aggravated murder in the shooting this month in the county just east of Cincinnati.

Prosecutors say Winn faked killing himself during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment where he shot through a wall at sheriff’s deputies, killing deputy Bill Brewer and wounding another deputy.