Murder trial delayed in 1996 S. Ore. disappearance

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The trial has been postponed again for the man accused of murdering a 15-year-old southern Oregon girl who disappeared in 1996 while walking to church.

William Frank Simmons had been scheduled to go on trial last February, and then on Sept. 6 in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford.

District Attorney Mark Huddleston says the defense wants more time and a new trial date is likely sometime after Jan. 1, 2012.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Kaelin (KAY'-linn) Rose Glazier was a sophomore at South Medford High School when she disappeared in the Applegate Valley community of Ruch (ROOSH) in November 1996. Her body was discovered in 2008 in a field near where Simmons lived at that time.