Trial delayed for teens accused of killing Garner couple
The trial of Isrrael Vasquez and Jonathan Santillan, both accused of killing a couple last year in their Garner home, has been delayed until next year.Posted — Updated
Santillan's attorney, Jeff Cutler, on Monday asked Superior Court Judge Paul Gessner to continue the trial, saying he's still going through a "voluminous" amount of evidence and awaiting the mental-health report, which was supposed to be returned in August.
Attorneys for both teens also objected to their clients being tried together.
Gessner delayed the trial until at least January and said he expects to set a new date at a December hearing. He also waited to rule on the issue of a joint trial.
Investigators found throughout the home dozens of shell casings from a .45 caliber handgun and a 7.62mm rifle, which helped them link the crime to Vasquez and Santillan, his nephew.
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