Trial delay for inmates charged in slaying
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The trial for two Louisiana inmates charged with killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi has been delayed until next year.
Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce are charged with kidnapping David Cupps from a hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., after escaping from the Louisiana State Police compound in Baton Rouge on March 4, 2011. They were part of a work detail at the compound.
Cupps, from Sunbury, Ohio, was in Mississippi to inspect a nuclear power plant south of Vicksburg. Authorities say he was attacked for his rental car. His body was dumped in Bessemer, Ala.
The inmates were caught March 14, 2011, after crashing a truck in Memphis, Tenn.
The trial had been scheduled for next month, but is now set for Feb. 11 in U.S. District Court in Natchez.