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Prelim hearing in Pizza Plus murder case postponed

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CLAYPOOL HILL (WVVA) - A preliminary hearing for the man accused of murdering his parents at a Tazewell County restaurant has been continued.

Christopher Dean Looney faces capital murder charges in the March 2009 slayings of 52-year-old Harvey Looney and 48-year-old Valerie Looney at the Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill -- where the couple worked.

According to the Commonwealth Attorney's office, the hearing initially scheduled for July 31 has been continued to Oct. 18 per a request from defense attorneys for more time to review Discovery information provided by the Commonwealth.

Christopher Looney was arrested in Feb. 2013, the result of a nearly four-year investigation.

View WVVA.com's previous reports on this case

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