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Trial dates set in grisly Cambridge murder case

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Court records: Adam Burris will stand trial in early February 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Dates were set on Monday in the case against a man accused of killing a pizza delivery driver near Cambridge on the day after Christmas last year.

Thirty-two-year-old Adam C. Burris and his councilors signed off on a wavier for a speedy trial until March 31, 2015, late last week. Judge David A. Ellwood of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court, along with prosecutors and defense council, set December 9, 2014, as the day for Burris' motion hearing. His final status pre-trial is scheduled for January 12, 2015. And finally, a four-day jury trial for Burris will take place on Tuesday, February 3 through Friday, February 6, 2015.

Burris was found competent to stand trial in late April. He's accused of killing 26-year-old Kayla Thompson, a Cambridge pizza delivery driver who was the mother of two small children, on December 26, 2013. The suspect reportedly led authorities to Thompson's body in a secluded area near a boat ramp at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County.

Burris was indicted by a Grand Jury in February on charges that include aggravated murder with specification, kidnapping, attempted rape, aggravated robbery, and grand theft. A gag order regarding the case has been issued by Judge Ellwood for all public officials. Burris remains in custody in the Guernsey County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond, with no 10% allowed.

In an unrelated note regarding Common Pleas Court, Judge Ellwood continued a two day jury trial for Anthony Duncan tomorrow to take place following a motion hearing tomorrow morning.

Bill Cassler

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