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Trial delayed again for man accused of killing 8

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MORRISON, Ill. -- A judge in northwestern Illinois has again delayed the second trial of a man accused of killing eight people in two states.

Nicholas Sheley told Judge F. Michael Meersman on Friday that he doesn't want his trial delayed, But defense attorney Jeremy Karlin says his DNA expert needs more time to examine evidence in the case, and prosecutors didn't object.

The judge agreed to move the trial from Sept. 10 to October. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Oct. 22, followed by testimony on Oct. 29.

In this trial, Sheley has pleaded not guilty in the June 2008 slaying of 93-year-old Russell Reed of Sterling. He's already been convicted in the murder of a 65-year-old Galesburg man, and he faces trials in the deaths of six others.

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