BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for a North Dakota man accused of killing his mother says his client needs a chair wide enough to sit down during his upcoming trial because of his large build.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Christopher Vick's attorney made the request in a recent court filing in which he also asked for frequent breaks during trial because his client has back problems.

Vick is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 16 for the death of his mother, Alice Vick. The 62-year-old woman died from blunt force trauma on May 2013.

The judge in the case says he'll do his best to find a large chair and prosecutors did not object to breaks every 60 to 90 minutes.

Vick is serving a 20-year sentence for the attempted murder of his brother's fiancé.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com