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Absent attorney loses bid for trial delay

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KENNEWICK, WA- A Benton County judge has refused to delay the trial of a man accused of hiring underage prostitutes.

It didn't help that the man's lawyer didn't show up to court today to argue his case.

The court clerk, who called Shelly Ajax, says the defense attorney didn't give a reason why she wasn't going to make the scheduled court hearing.

Chad Crithfield, 40, a home loan officer in the Tri-Cities, was also absent.

His trial is scheduled for March. 

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