Trial postponed for suspect in the murder of Kaelin Glazier

The trial in the 1996 murder of 15-year-old Kaelin Rose Glazier has been postponed after defense attorneys requested more time to review evidence provided to them, said a press release from the Jackson County District Attorney's office.

After being the primary suspect in the murder investigation for more than a decade, William Frank Simmons, 30, was charged with Glazier's murder on April 8, 2010.

His trial had been set to begin on Feb. 8, 2011, but the next step in the case now will be a pre-trial conference set for Jan. 31, the release said.

The murder charge against Simmons came two years after Glazier' remains were found by a man working in his field near the property where Simmons lived in 1996.

Simmons, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, is reportedly the last person to have seen Glazier alive.

According to police, she stopped by his home on Nov. 6, 1996, to watch a movie with him while walking from her home to the Applegate Christian Fellowship in Ruch for a youth group meeting.

— Sam Wheeler

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