(BILLINGS)- The 23-year old man accused of killing his grandmother and two other people outside Lodge Grass last year won't be tried now until this fall.
Sheldon Chase was arrested in Washington last October, the day after the bodies of his grandmother, cousin and cousin's husband were found at the older woman's rural home. He's facing three counts of first degree murder and is pleading "not guilty".
Chase was to have gone on trial later this month. But KTVQ reports the hearing has now been delayed until next September. The charges are in federal court because the murders happened on the Crow Reservation.
The Billings Gazette reports defense attorneys wanted more time to prepare for the trial and to consider any change of plea.