Harpham attorneys ask for a four month delay in MLK bomb trial

Harpham attorneys ask for a four month delay in MLK bomb trial

Harpham attorneys ask for a four month delay in MLK bomb trial

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on May 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The man charged with placing a bomb at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane is seeking a four-month delay in his federal trial for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Lawyers for Kevin Harpham, 36, of Addy, contend the evidence prosecutors intend to present against their client is too much to process in time for the May 31 trial date.  They also contend that Harpham faces up to life in prison, so the defense needs more time to prepare.  The documents filed in federal court in Spokane say federal prosecutors do not object. The delay will be discussed during a May 20 court appearance.

Harpham has pleaded not guilty. He remains in jail without parole. The bomb was discovered and disarmed before it could explode.

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