Policarpio Espinoza Perez

Trial of second man in child killings postponed

Trial of second man in child killings postponed

A Baltimore judge postponed the trial of a second man accused of nearly beheading three young relatives nine years ago until October so that lawyers have more time to prepare arguments on DNA evidence.

Adan Canela, 26, is charged with multiple murder and conspiracy counts in the deaths of three of his young relatives, who were killed in May 2004. His uncle, Policarpio Espinoza Perez, 31, was convicted on murder conspiracy charges in the case earlier this year and sentenced to life in prison last month.

The men had previously been tried together twice, the first trial ending in a hung jury, the second in convictions that were overturned on appeal. Canela's third trial was...