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Arraignment postponed in Seattle officer killing

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SEATTLE (AP) - The arraignment will likely be postponed again for the man accused of killing a Seattle police officer.

A spokesman for the King County prosecutor's office says it will ask Tuesday for another court date on Dec. 8 for Christopher Monfort, assuming he's out of a hospital by then.

The 41-year-old Tukwila man was wounded in a Nov. 6 confrontation with officers. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said Monday he's in satisfactory condition.

The arraignment was previously delayed and had been set for Tuesday. Monfort is charged with aggravated murder in the Halloween shooting of Officer Timothy Brenton.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg will decide whether to seek the death penalty.

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