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Trial delayed for Pierre teen accused of murder

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PIERRE (AP) — Trial has been delayed for a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen.

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Judge John Brown on Monday granted a continuance requested by the attorneys for 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. The teen has two new defense attorneys handling his case because his two former attorneys might be called to testify as witnesses.

McCahren has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. McCahren was 16 at the time of the shooting that happened in his home.

His two-week trial was to begin June 2 in Winner. Brown didn't immediately set a new date but said a status hearing likely will be held in early June.

A motions hearing scheduled for Monday was postponed.

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