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Murder Trial Postponed For Fifth Time

Last updated on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

(NEW CASTLE) - A central Indiana judge has postponed for the fifth time the murder trial of a man accused of setting a fire that killed a 64-year-old woman.

Fifty-year-old Donald G. Guffey's trial had been set for March 19, but a Henry Circuit Court judge recently granted a request by Guffey's public defender for a continuance.

The judge will set a new trial date for Guffey at a March 1 hearing.

Guffey is charged with arson and felony murder in connection with a July 2010 blaze at a New Castle apartment building the killed Linda Conn.

Authorities allege that when Guffey allegedly set the fire he was actually trying to harm Dunn's granddaughter because he believed she had told others that he was an undercover police informant.

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