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Trial postponed in Walthal County murder case

WALTHALL COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

 A Walthal County man was expected to go on trial Tuesday in connection with the death of his mother, however the trial has been postpones.

Brian Fortenberry is accused of shooting his mother to death back in February and then setting her mobile home on fire. Though her purse and keys were found in her car at the property, Lizzy Buckhalter 59, was no where to be found. Her body was later found in a wooded area about two-miles from the home.

Fortenberry has been in jail since the incident.  A new trial date is set for Nov. 12.

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