Delay requested in Rice murder trial

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Prosecutors have asked for a six-month delay in the trial of a man accused of killing two hikers in Shenandoah National Park. They argue that the physical evidence needs to be re-evaluated after recent DNA tests pointed away from the man accused of killing a Burlington woman and her companion in June of 1996.

Federal prosecutors say a forensic expert concluded that DNA found on the material used to bind the women are not from suspect Darrell David Rice.

The bodies of Julianne Williams of Burlington and “Lollie” Winans of Unity, Maine, were found bound at a campsite.

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