- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The trials for two people accused of capital murder in northwest Arkansas have been reset until early next year.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1wX8H0q ) the trial for Juan Pablo Perez-Lopez, accused in the stabbing death of a Springdale auto mechanic last February, was initially set for Monday. His case, now reset to Jan. 26, was delayed because a second mental exam to determine if he’s fit to stand trial hasn’t been finished yet. Perez-Lopez has pleaded not guilty.

Rico Tavarous Cohn is charged with capital murder in the 2006 strangling death of Nina Ingram, a 21-year-old University of Arkansas at Fayetteville student. His trial was reset last week to Feb. 23. His trial was postponed because attorneys handling the case say independent testing of some evidence isn’t complete. Cohn has denied killing Ingram.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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