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Logjam of Murder Trials in Franklin County

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Pasco, WA- The Franklin County Courthouse is facing a summer log jam of murder trials.

Today defense attorneys for Ramon Morales asked for more time to interview a psychiatrist.

Morales and his brother Jose are scheduled to have separate trials in the coming weeks for shooting a Pasco couple.

If the defense can't interview the psychiatrist within the next week, the judge may have to delay Ramon Morales' trial by at least a month while prosecutors try a third man for murder.

   Vicente Ruiz is accused of the execution-style shootings of five men in a Pasco auto body shop in 1987.