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Ruiz murder trial rescheduled for Fall

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Pasco, WA- A murder trial expected to last half the summer will start all over again in the fall.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers will begin looking for a new jury in late august for the third trial of Vicente Ruiz.

Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell declared a second mistrial this week after the defense team received a delay to review new potential evidence.

Ruiz has been in jail since September 2006, 20 years after five men died in gunfire at a Pasco auto body shop. Ruiz is accused of being the second gunman. His cousin pleaded guilty to the murders and is serving a life prison term.

The trial is expected to last between six and eight weeks. 

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