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Trial delayed because attorney ill

BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- The trial of a Burlington man accused of killing his ex-wife and setting her house on fire last winter has been delayed because his defense attorney is ill.

59-year-old Dennis Richards is charged with second degree murder and second-degree arson in the death of Cyd Richards back on January 4th.

Wednesday a judge rescheduled the trial, which had been set for next Monday. The move allows a substitute attorney to be ready in case Richard's court-appointed attorney needs more time to recover.

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