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Trial delayed until June for Guam crash-stabbing

February 20, 2014

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Trial for a man accused of killing three tourists and hurting 11 others in Guam has been delayed to June.

A judge in Guam has set a June 9 trial date for Chad De Soto. He is charged with three counts of aggravated murder and 11 counts of attempted aggravated murder.

De Soto is accused of driving his car onto the sidewalk of a busy tourist area, hitting pedestrians until the vehicle slammed into a wall. Prosecutors say he then got out and started stabbing bystanders inside a store.

De Soto has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness, disease or defect.

Court spokesman Joshua Tenorio says the original April trial date has been delayed partly because many witnesses will need to travel to Guam for the trial.

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