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Trial delayed for New Mexico man accused of killing girl

November 28, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the trial of a New Mexico man arrested on murder charges in the death of a 5-year-old girl after attorneys on both sides requested more time.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Wednesday that District Judge William Johnson designated the case “complex” delaying the trial to October to provide additional time.

Attorneys say the FBI produced thousands of pages of discovery including medical evidence, about 3,000 images and hundreds of witness interviews.

Officials say 26-year-old Malcolm Torres was scheduled to start trial Monday in Albuquerque.

Authorities say Torres was arrested Sunday on a second-degree murder charge.

Authorities say police discovered the body of Renezmae Calzada in the Rio Grande Sept. 11 following an FBI investigation and three-day search.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com