Murder trial delayed in 1996 S. Ore. disappearance
Friday, June 10, 2011
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.