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Updated Feb 15, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Trial date delayed in Arizona Jhessye Shockley’s murder case

PHOENIX — A Phoenix judge has delayed setting a trial date for a woman
accused in her missing 5-year-old daughter’s death.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin ruled Friday that he’ll give
Jerice Hunter’s new attorneys more time to review evidence.

KPHO-TV says Hunter’s pretrial conference now is
scheduled for April 15.

Hunter’s previous attorney withdrew from the case last month, claiming he
hadn’t been paid.

The 38-year-old Hunter was arrested in September. She has pleaded not guilty to
charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.

Glendale police claim Jhessye (jesse) Shockley was killed and her body put in a
Tempe trash bin before Hunter reported her daughter missing on Oct. 11, 2011.

A 96-day search at a Phoenix-area landfill ended last June without finding the
girl’s remains.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/

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