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Attorneys for man accused of killing 5 at Denver bar want trial delayed to complete interviews

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DENVER — Attorneys for a man accused of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar want a judge to delay his trial so they have more time to interview witnesses.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1xI0j5e ) Dexter Lewis' attorneys asked for the six-month delay Thursday, and the judge said he would rule on the request by Monday. Lewis' trial is scheduled to begin in January.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Lewis, who is charged with murder in the 2012 Fero's Bar stabbings. Two brothers — Joseph and Lynell Hill — have pleaded guilty to murder and are serving prison terms.

Investigators say the five were killed during a botched robbery motivated by Lynell Hill's need for money to pay for an unrelated court case. The men allegedly got away with just $170.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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