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Marshall trial postponed for inclement weather, will resume today

BY JORDYN REILAND | JANUARY 31, 2013 5:00 AM

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The trial for 20-year-old Justin Marshall was postponed Wednesday because of inclement weather. The decision to postpone the trial was made by the judge.

Marshall’s trial began Jan. 22, and it was expected to end Friday prior to the postponement. If Marshall is found guilty, he faces life in prison.

Marshall is on trial this week facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 8, 2009, killing of former Broadway Condominiums landlord John Versypt.

Charles Thompson is another suspect who was also charged with Versypt’s slaying. After Thompson’s September 2011 trial ended in a mistrial, he pleaded guilty to accessory to a felony and signed documents stating he knew Marshall killed Versypt. The mistrial occurred after the prosecution played part of a videotaped interview with Thompson that officials had agreed would not be shown to the jury.

The trial is expected to resume today at 9 a.m.


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