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By Jeff Pack
Special to the Village News 

Trial of alleged McStay family murderer postponed again

Patrick McStay frustrated by delays in trial of Charles "Chase" Merritt

 

Last updated 8/6/2018 at 10:23pm

According to court records, one of the attorneys for Charles “Chase” Merritt, the man accused of murdering Joseph McStay, McStay’s wife and their two preschool-age sons, asked for and received a postponement to the start of the trial.

It was just another delay in the high-profile trial of Merritt who, according to prosecutors, bludgeoned to death the young Fallbrook family during the time of their disappearance in February 2010.

Now, a pretrial hearing will happen Aug. 10; jury selection will start Oct. 29 and testimony and evidence presentation will begin Jan. 7, 2019. Merritt rema...



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