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MOTHER’S TRIAL RESCHEDULED IN SLAYING OF 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A judge has postponed until August the murder trial of Shelly Flemal, charged with killing her 3-year-old daughter.

Flemal, 23, maintains her daughter Courtney Jo was kidnapped from an Ogden park last June. The girl's body was found near the Ogden City Cemetery three days later. Flemal was arrested in December.Flemal's trial had been set for May 22, but at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys, 2nd District Judge Brent West rescheduled the trial for Aug. 23.

Defense attorney Kelly Miles told West this week that both sides agreed the May trial date did not give them enough time to decide which evidence may be used in the trial.

Defense attorneys want to keep prosecutors from using allegations that Flemal may have abused another child. They also are seeking to block allegations that Flemal threatened witnesses.