Lawyers Get Delay in Trial of Wilbur Martinez-Guzman

The trial for the man accused of four murders in Northern Nevada in January 2019 has been postponed. Wilber Martinez-Guzman was set to be tried in April but his attorneys argued they would not be ready in time, and requested to move the trial to February 2021. But Judge Connie Steinheimer set a new trial date of August 31st, 2020. The judge also set a hearing for July 27th on an expected motion from the defense arguing Martinez-Guzman’s mental capacity should make him ineligible for the death penalty. The ruling came on the one year anniversary of the death of Sophia Renken, one of the four victims in the murder spree.

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