- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A trial has been delayed for a man charged with stabbing to death another man in Sioux City.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2dFjrOp ) that Elias Wanatee’s defense team sought the delay Monday because the lead attorney had been sick since Thursday and would not recover in time for jury selection, which was supposed to begin Tuesday.

It’s unclear when the trial will get underway.

Wanatee is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 17 death of 50-year-old Vernon Mace. Police say the men had been arguing before Mace was stabbed six times. Wanatee’s lawyer has said Wanatee will argue that he acted in self-defense.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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