Trial delayed for Moscow man charged with murder

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 7:01 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho -- A northern Idaho judge has delayed the trial for a Moscow man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance.

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Other media outlets reported 2nd District Court Judge John R. Stegner on Wednesday agreed to postpone the trial until May 20 for 28-year-old Nathaniel H. Nisbet.

Nisbet on the same day waived his right to a speedy trial, telling Stegner he thought it was in his best interest.

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Latah County Prosecutor William Thompson Jr. told Stegner that the state is still waiting for results of evidence testing to come back from a state laboratory.

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Prosecutors say the Nisbet shot and killed 42-year-old Charles "Pat" McMichael during a confrontation at a Moscow home on Nov. 11.

Nisbet has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

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