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Hearing for Arizona man tied to Las Vegas massacre postponed

Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Haig spoke about his experience selling ammunition to the gunman who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more in the Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest in modern U.S. history. Haig, a 55-year-old aerospace engineer who sold ammunition as a hobby for about 25 years, said he met Stephen Paddock at a Phoenix gun show in the weeks before the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. Haig said he was shocked and sickened when a federal agent informed him of the massacre 11 hours after it unfolded. It's unknown whether the ammunition he sold to Paddock was used in the attack. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

PHOENIX — The court date for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas has been postponed.

The hearing for Douglas Haig was originally scheduled for Thursday, but it has since been moved to March 15.

The Mesa ammunition dealer’s lawyer said more time is needed to review evidence and consider resolving the case before any indictment is filed.

Haig was charged by prosecutors with conspiring to make and sell armor-piercing ammunition earlier this month.

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Authorities said  unfired armor-piercing cartridges found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the Oct. 1 attack had Haig’s fingerprints.

Haig maintained he legally sold tracer ammunition — which illuminates the path of fired bullets — to Paddock in the weeks before the shooting that killed 58 people.

The charge centered on armor-piercing cartridges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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