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Jun 16, 2014 8:10 PM by KATC

Trial Delay: Alleged murderer of delivery driver not tried until next summer

The trial of a Kaplan man alleged to have murdered a pizza delivery driver more than four years ago won't happen until 2015.

Judge Edward Robinson's postponement, attributed to delays in funding for the retesting of DNA, results in a new trial date of July 6, 2015.

If found gulity of the March 2010 of Pizza Hut driver, Aaron Orlando Richard, 38, could be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. Richards originally was slated on July 7 to stand trial for the first-degree murder of Timothy Falgout, who was stabbed to death as he attempted to deliver a pizza to a house on Rue Canard in Youngsville.

Aaron Orlando Richards, 38, was scheduled to stand trial July 7 on a first-degree murder charge. Richards is accused of stabbing Timothy Falgout in March 2010.

Richard's defense attorney had requested a new DNA test to reconsider the previous DNA tests that allegedly had pointed toward Richards.

Another man, Marcus Joseph Feast, currently is charged with principal to first-degree murder in Falgout's death, but a trial date still awaits Feast. Feast is accused of helping Richards with the homicide.

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