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posted: 8/21/2012 6:13 PM

Beach Park man requests separate trial

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Defense attorneys for Eric Castillo, 24, of Beach Park, asked Lake County circuit court Judge George Bridges on Tuesday for a separate trial from three other suspects charged with the 2011 murder of a Waukegan man. Castillo remains in Lake County jail in lieu of $5 million bail after being charged in July with one count of murder in the death of David Campbell. The former Waukegan man who was tortured, killed, then dumped in the Penny Road Pond near Barrington. Castillo and the other suspects, Jose Horta, 19, Roberto Guzman, 24, and Nadia Palacios, 22, all of Waukegan, have pleaded not guilty to Campbell's murder. They are listed as co-defendants in the court case, but Lake County Assistant States Attorney Kenneth LaRue said all are expected to request separate trials.

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