Judge delays proceedings in bush ax case

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COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) –  A man accused of killing his wife and kids with a bush ax in the 1980s was scheduled to go before a judge Wednesday morning.

News Leader 9 has learned Judge John Allen ruled to delay proceedings about a month – due to procedural missteps.

Curry's attorneys say his constitutional rights to a speedy trial have been violated since his arrest and charges came so many years after the alleged crimes.

Recently,  Michael Curry's defense team filed two motions.  One asked the district attorney to return Curry's personal bible and notebook which they say was taken illegally.

The other asked permission to contact a potential witness they say can prove Curry's innocence.

Judge Allen tells us these motions could possibly be resolved between District Attorney, Julia Slater and Curry's defense team.

In the meantime, a trial date has not been set.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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