- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A man who authorities say killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 plans to waive his right to a hearing that would have forced prosecutors to show there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial.

William Devin Howell’s lawyers disclosed Thursday that he will waive his right to a probable cause hearing during a scheduled court appearance via videoconference Monday. The probable cause hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Howell, a Hampton, Virginia native, is serving prison time for one slaying and has pleaded not guilty to the other six. All seven victims were found buried behind a New Britain shopping center.

One of Howell’s former cellmates, Jonathan Mills, who is serving life in prison for murdering four people, was to be the key witness against Howell at the hearing.

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