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W.Va. sheriff shooting suspect's trial postponed


   HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A judge has indefinitely postponed the trial of a man charged in last year's fatal shooting of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum.
   Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell announced the delay Tuesday during a status conference in Huntington.
   Tennis Melvin Maynard had been scheduled to go on trial March 4. He's charged with murder.
   Defense attorney Rich Weston told The Herald-Dispatch the delay involved Maynard's medical records.
   Farrell ordered Maynard in November to undergo a mental health evaluation.
   Crum was fatally shot last April in a downtown Williamson parking lot as he ate lunch in his parked vehicle.
   Maynard also is charged with attempted murder linked to the pointing of a loaded firearm at a Mingo County sheriff's corporal and with fleeing. He also faces federal firearms charges.

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