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Police Officers Retrial Delayed

KSCB News - January 18, 2012 4:24 pm

The retrial of a former Dodge City police officer in the death of his ex-girlfriend has been delayed.

Christopher Tahah had been scheduled to go on trial this week in Ford County Circuit Court. The proceeding has been postponed to July 31. Prosecutor Terry Malone says Tahah has a new lawyer who needs time to prepare.

Tahah was convicted in 2008 of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former girlfriend, Erin Jones.

But the Kansas Supreme Court threw out the conviction last year, saying the jury should have been allowed to consider lesser charges, including involuntary manslaughter. The high court cited Tahah’s testimony that his rifle discharged accidentally while he was pointing it at Jones from her backyard.

 

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