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New trial date for Marinello

The second-degree murder trial of former

broadcaster Vince Marinello has been pushed back to May. Jury

selection had been slated to start February 25th.

State District Judge Conn Regan set May 12th as the new trial

date to allow Lee Faulkner, a new attorney on Marinello's team,

time to catch up with the case.

Marinello, who is 70 years old, is accused of shooting his

estranged wife, Liz Marinello. The 45-year-old woman was shot twice

in the face August 31st, 2006, while walking to her car after a

therapy session.

Regan also gave defense attorneys until February 25th to submit

evidence to support their request for a change of venue.

Marinello's attorneys have argued that he can't get a fair trial in

Jefferson Parish because of extensive media coverage.

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