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Stroupe Murder Trial Delayed


June 4, 2018

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied Phillip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County.

Bell did grant the defense motion to continue the trial from the current date of July 23.

Defense lawyers argued for additional time of anywhere from 18-24 months, saying they needed more time to prepare and that the District Attorney’s Office is moving too fast for this type of case.

The judge allowed the continuance and directed District Attorney Greg Newman to not reschedule the trial before Jan. 28, 2019. Newman will announce a new t...

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