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Trial date reset for ammo maker trial in Vegas shooting case

July 23, 2019
FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Douglas Haig, left, the Arizona man who sold ammunition to the Route 91 Harvest festival gunman, and his wife, Dori, leave the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. Trial is being postponed for the Arizona man accused of illegally manufacturing bullets sold to the gunman who staged the Las Vegas Strip shooting in 2017. U.S. District Judge James Mahan reset Douglas Haig's trial for Dec. 9, after defense lawyers and federal prosecutors reported they needed more time to prepare. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Douglas Haig, left, the Arizona man who sold ammunition to the Route 91 Harvest festival gunman, and his wife, Dori, leave the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. Trial is being postponed for the Arizona man accused of illegally manufacturing bullets sold to the gunman who staged the Las Vegas Strip shooting in 2017. U.S. District Judge James Mahan reset Douglas Haig's trial for Dec. 9, after defense lawyers and federal prosecutors reported they needed more time to prepare. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial is being postponed for an Arizona man accused of illegally manufacturing bullets sold to the gunman who staged the Las Vegas Strip shooting in 2017.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan reset Douglas Haig’s trial for Dec. 9 after both sides sought more time to prepare.

Trial had been scheduled Aug. 12 in Las Vegas, although Haig’s lawyers have asked to move the proceedings to Reno or pick a jury from throughout the state.

They argue that jurors can’t fairly hear the case in Las Vegas, where 58 people died in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Haig isn’t accused of the shooting.

He is accused of illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in the hotel room where the Las Vegas gunman killed himself before police arrived.

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