Trial delayed in Lubbock for Pampa murders - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/31/09

Trial delayed in Lubbock for Pampa murders

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The capitol murder trial of 26-year-old killer Levi King has been delayed.

Lubbock jurors were expected to hear opening statements Monday morning but King's defense attorneys requested a motion for continuance. Presiding judge Steven Emmert said he had no choice but to grant it.

King's legal team says they are waiting on DNA test results. The results were supposed to be completed last week - the DNA is now being moved to a private lab for testing.

King is accused of killing a family of three in Pampa just hours after killing two in Missouri.

He was convicted and sentenced to consecutive life sentences without parole for two murders in Missouri.

King is facing the death penalty. Judge Emmert requested extra security and issued a gag order regarding the case.

The judge says the court is in recess until the test results come back, which could take five to seven business days.

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