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2-MONTH TRIAL DELAY SOUGHT FOR SUSPECT IN MASS KILLINGS

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A lawyer for the defendant in a mass-killings case is seeking a two-month delay in the former winery worker's murder trial, which was to open Monday.

Sonoma County Public Defender Marteen Miller said he would ask visiting Sierra County Superior Court Judge Reginald Littrell to reset Ramon Salcido's trial for September. Miller says his client was illegally extradited from Mexico a few days after the April 1989 slayings.Prosecutors said they will fight the move for the man charged with killing his wife, two daughters, his mother-in-law and her two daughters, and a co-worker. Salcido, 29, also faces attempted murder charges in the throat-slashing attack on a third daughter and in the shooting of another co-worker.