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Former El Paso County sheriff's trial postponed

Former El Paso County sheriff's trial...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's trial will not begin on May 31 as originally scheduled.

The judge presiding over the case has granted a request by prosecutors to delay the trial.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said that his partner, Grant Fevurly, abruptly recused himself from the case citing personal reasons.

The defense argued against the delay saying Maketa has a right to a speedy trial. 

The trial is now scheduled to begin on June 27. 

Maketa pleaded not guilty to nine counts of alleged corruption in office back in December.

Maketa's co-defendants: former Undersheriff Paula Presley and former Commander John San Agustin have separate trials set for later this year.

To get more info on the scandal behind this case, here. 

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