- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An Espanola woman’s murder trial in the 2012 killing of her uncle in Chimayo has been delayed amid finger-pointing over who’s to blame for late disclosures of evidence.

Rhiannon Montoya was to go on trial Monday in the killing of 64-year-old Rudy Montoya, but a District Court judge in Santa Fe on Thursday postponed it until June 2.

Defense attorney Thomson Lloyd complained that the prosecution didn’t disclose new witnesses and evidence until as recently as this week.

Lloyd said the evidence included a recording of an law enforcement interview with Montoya and numerous photographs.

Prosecutor Peter Valencia blamed some of the delays on the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office, but sheriff’s office spokesman Jake Arnold said the prosecutor was trying to obscure his mismanagement of the case.

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