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Hearing delayed for David Damm appeal

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A hearing to determine whether a Waterloo man, who was sentenced to death for hiring another man to kill a Waterloo teenager, will get a new trial has been postponed.

A hearing in the case of David Damm had been scheduled for Friday. The motion for a new trial will now be considered on Jan. 12 in a Galena, Ill., courtroom.

Damm was previously convicted of hiring his friend Bruce Burt to kill 13-year-old Donnish Hill.

Damm was allegedly trying to keep quiet allegations that he sexually abused Hill.

Last month, Burt was sentenced to life in prison in exchange for testifying against Damm. In October, Damm was found guilty on all charges, first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy to commit murder, and was sentenced to death by a jury in Galena, Ill.

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