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Trial In Death Of Pizza Delivery Driver Postponed

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A state district judge has postponed until next summer the death penalty trial of a 38-year-old Kaplan man accused of killing a pizza delivery driver four years ago.

The Advocate reports Aaron Orlando Richards was scheduled to stand trial July 7 on a first-degree murder charge. Richards is accused of stabbing Timothy Falgout to death in March 2010 as the Pizza Hut driver was making a delivery to a home in Lafayette Parish.

If found guilty, Richards faces the death penalty or life in prison.

On Monday, Judge Edward Broussard postponed the trial because of a delay in getting government money to pay to retest DNA found at the crime scene. Initial DNA tests implicated Richards.

Broussard set the new trial for July 6, 2015.

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