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Wirkkala murder trial delayed until June

Published On: Dec 20 2013 08:00:42 PM CST

NewsChannel 21's Brittany Weiner looked into court documents in the Luke Wirkkala murder case, and found some surprising details the same day of his motion hearing. Joshua Jokinen had trial date set.

BEND, ore. -

A Bend murder trial was delayed by about six months Friday while attorneys continue to sift through evidence.

Luke Wirkkala, 32, is accused of shooting and killing David Ryder, 31, last February.

His trial was scheduled to start next month, but is now scheduled to start June 3rd.

In court documents, prosecutors said both men were drunk the night of the killing, and the two engaged in sexual activity.

Defense lawyers have said Wirkkala was not given his Miranda rights against self-incrimination before being questioned, and was denied his right to a lawyer.

They also claim some evidence was obtained through an illegal search and seizure.



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