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Photo: Abbott trial delayed until June 1

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jason Abbott, left, sits back while members of his defense team, Marcy McDannel and Link Fannon, talk prior to an omnibus hearing Tuesday at the Sitka courthouse. Abbott is accused of stabbing to death his grandmother, grandfather, his aunt and her boyfriend, and wounding another aunt in March. His trial had been scheduled to begin on Jan. 12, but was delayed until June 1. McDannel said she intends to file a motion to change the trial venue and notified the court of her plans to seek an insanity defense.

James Poulson / Daily Sitka Sentinel
James Poulson / Daily Sitka Sentinel

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