- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing a Navajo Nation police officer.

The Gallup Independent reports (https://bit.ly/2d3YiuF ) the judge agreed to push back Kirby Cleveland’s trial after lawyers from both sides said they need more time to prepare for such a complex case. According to court records, Cleveland’s trial was originally scheduled for this week.

The parties have until July 31 to submit a proposed scheduling order to the court with proposed deadlines.

Cleveland is suspected of killing Police Officer Houston Largo while he was responding to a domestic violence call in the Casamero Lake area in March. According to a criminal complaint, Cleveland told his spouse that he had shot a police officer. Cleveland has pleaded not guilty to several charges.

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Information from: Gallup Independent, https://www.gallupindependent.com

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