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New Trial Date for Kennewick Man Charged with Murder

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- Jurors in the trial of a Kennewick man accused of murdering his former fiancé's roommate will not hear his full statement to police.

Grant Scantling appeared in Benton County court Wednesday morning where attorneys agreed to start his trial on September 3rd.

Following his arrest in March, Scantling was interviewed by detectives in Spokane.  Attorneys agreed to only admit a portion of that statement unless Scantling testifies during trial.

They had previously agreed on a trial date of August 5th but prosecutors say they're still preparing their case.

Kennewick police say the 41-year-old shot and killed 24-year-old Franklin Palmer who was living with his former fiancee, Ann Krebs.  Scantling and Krebs have two children together.

He will appear in court again on July 31st.

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