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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

[KS] Another delay for Erin's people

Erin LeeAnn (Wade) Jones
(March 2, 1976 - May 5, 2007)

Dodge City Daily Globe
Jan 17, 2012
DODGE CITY - The second trial for a former Dodge City policeman charged with killing his girlfriend has been postponed until this summer. Christopher Tahah's trial was originally slated for this week, but it has been delayed until July 31, Ford County Attorney Terry Malone said Tuesday. A pretrial conference is set for March 28.  Malone said Tahah has a new attorney, who needs more time to prepare for the trial.  Tahah was convicted in 2008 of shooting and killing his former girlfriend, Erin Jones, the year before.  But the Kansas Supreme Court reversed Tahah's conviction in October 2011 and ordered a new trial. The ruling added instructions that would allow the jury to consider lesser included offenses of second-degree reckless murder or involuntary manslaughter, based on Tahah's testimony that his rifle accidentally went off while he was pointing it at Jones from her back yard.

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